- an amount, bill, etc., that is to be paid.
- payables, the accounts payable of a business: Payables are now handled by our computer.
Origin of payable
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Examples from the Web for unpayable
Millions of grads are saddled with unpayable student loans, yet colleges still say they're a sound investment.NYU Professor: Are Student Loans Immoral?
September 27, 2012
In any case, it is not conclusive of unpayable ore in vicinity.My Adventures with Your Money
George Graham Rice
Not one of them that did not owe him an unpayable debt of gratitude.Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed
And in effect He says what we have been forgiven by God is as an unpayable amount.Quiet Talks on Prayer
S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
There is no new business, no foreign trade, sufficient to take up old obligations and renew those which are unpayable.
But they were the distributors, the teachers, the popularizers, and as such we owe them an unpayable debt.Vistas in Sicily
Arthur Stanley Riggs
- (often foll by on) to be paidpayable on the third of each month
- that is capable of being paid
- capable of being profitable
- (of a debt) imposing an obligation on the debtor to pay, esp at once
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Word Origin and History for unpayable
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