defrayal

or de·fray·ment

[ dih-frey-uhl ]
/ dɪˈfreɪ əl /

noun

payment of some or all charges or expenses.

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Origin of defrayal

First recorded in 1810–20; defray + -al2

OTHER WORDS FROM defrayal

pre·de·fray·al, adjective

Words nearby defrayal

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