[ pey-er ]

  1. a person who pays.

  2. the person named in a bill or note who has to pay the holder.

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Origin of payer

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at pay1, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for payer


/ (ˈpeɪə) /

  1. a person who pays

  2. the person named in a commercial paper as responsible for its payment on redemption

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