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[ri-myoo-nuh-rey-shuh n]
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  1. the act of remunerating.
  2. something that remunerates; reward; pay: He received little remuneration for his services.
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Origin of remuneration

1470–80; earlier remuneracion < Latin remūnerātiōn- (stem of remūnerātiō), equivalent to remūnerāt(us) (see remunerate) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsnon·re·mu·ner·a·tion, nounpre·re·mu·ner·a·tion, nounsu·per·re·mu·ner·a·tion, noun
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Related Words for remuneration

compensation, commission, pay, reimbursement, reward, wage

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Historical Examples of remuneration

  • With regard to remuneration for my trouble, I might make my own terms in reason.

    The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893


  • The clergy among these plain sects receive no remuneration for their preaching.


    Anna Balmer Myers

  • There is hard work, and plenty of it, and the remuneration is not of the best.

    The Rover Boys in the Air

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • No; because, I repeat it, the principle of a remuneration is in the loan.

  • Nearly any one can get a story into print if they want no remuneration.

British Dictionary definitions for remuneration


  1. the act of remunerating
  2. pay; recompense
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Word Origin and History for remuneration


c.1400, from Middle French remuneration and directly from Latin remunerationem (nominative remuneratio) "a repaying, recompense," noun of action from past participle stem of remunerari "to pay, reward," from re- "back" (see re-) + munerari "to give," from munus (genitive muneris) "gift, office, duty" (see municipal).

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