[ ri-myoo-nuh-rey-shuh n ]
/ rɪˌmyu nəˈreɪ ʃən /


the act of remunerating.
something that remunerates; reward; pay: He received little remuneration for his services.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for remuneration


/ (rɪˌmjuːnəˈreɪʃən) /


the act of remunerating
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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