an expense that cannot be modified.
a periodic obligation, as taxes, interest on bonds, etc.
fixed charges, such charges as depreciation, rent, interest, etc., arising out of the maintenance of fixed assets.
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Origin of fixed charge
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for fixed charge
an invariable expense usually at regular intervals, such as rent
a legal charge on specific assets or property, as of a company
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