Origin of installment1
Definition for instalment (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for instalment
They will accept Lord John Russell's measure as an instalment, but nothing more.
He proposes to complete a series, of which his Shakespeare and Chapman was an instalment, on "the canon of Shakespeare."
Mr. Gladstone read the first instalment of this book 'with repeated regrets.'
You ask a debtor when he comes before you on a second instalment of a debt: “But you managed to pay the first instalment?”The Law and the Poor|Edward Abbott Parry
The first instalment of emergency war legislation was completed before the adjournment (Aug. 10) of both Houses as follows.The Annual Register 1914|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for instalment (1 of 2)
Word Origin for instalment
British Dictionary definitions for instalment (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for instalment
"act of installing," 1580s, from install + -ment. Meaning "arrangement of payment by fixed portions at fixed times" is from 1732, alteration of Anglo-French estaler "fix payments," from Old French estal "fixed position," from Old High German stal "standing place" (see stall (n.1)). Figurative sense of "part of a whole produced in advance of the rest" is from 1823.