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salary

[ sal-uh-ree ]
/ ˈsæl ə ri /
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noun, plural sal·a·ries.

a fixed compensation periodically paid to a person for regular work or services.

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Origin of salary

First recorded in1350–1400; Middle English salarie, from Anglo-French, from Latin salārium “money given to soldiers to buy salt, salt money.” See sal, -ary

synonym study for salary

See pay1.

OTHER WORDS FROM salary

sal·a·ry·less, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH salary

1. salary , celery2. salary , wages
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British Dictionary definitions for salary

salary
/ (ˈsælərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a fixed regular payment made by an employer, often monthly, for professional or office work as opposed to manual workCompare wage (def. 1)

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

(tr) to pay a salary to

Word Origin for salary

C14: from Anglo-Norman salarie, from Latin salārium the sum given to Roman soldiers to buy salt, from sal salt
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