Definitions of payoff
  1. noun
    the final payment of a debt
    synonyms: final payment
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    type of:
    a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
  2. noun
    a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
    synonyms: reward, wages
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    type of:
    aftermath, consequence
    the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
  3. noun
    payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
    synonyms: bribe
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    hush money
    a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret
    a commercial bribe paid by a seller to a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into the transaction
    a bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record
    money offered as a bribe
    type of:
    a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
  4. noun
    the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    synonyms: issue, proceeds, return, take, takings, yield
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    economic rent, rent
    the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
    financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
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    the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
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