[ri-myoo-nuh-rey-shuh n]
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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for remuneration

compensation, commission, pay, reimbursement, reward, wage

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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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