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sal·a·ry

salary

 
 
pronunciation:
sae l ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: salaries
definition: a fixed amount of money paid at regular times for the work a person has done.
My father is paid his salary every two weeks.
 
synonyms:
pay, wage
similar words:
compensation
Word History
Salary comes from a Latin word that means "an allowance given to soldiers to buy salt." Salt is essential to the human diet. For past civilizations, salt was often expensive and difficult to obtain.
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