lump sum


noun

a relatively large sum of money, paid at one time, esp in cash

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Example sentences from the Web for lump sum

  • I take a lump-sum fee, and, of course, it's to my interest to get a case cleared up as soon as I can.

    Murder in the Gunroom|Henry Beam Piper
  • But better one good blow than endless little ones; better a lump-sum than instalments with interest.'

    Grey Roses|Henry Harland