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Payment, 1) the act of paying, of giving in compensation: “reward not hospitality with such black p.” Lucr. 576. “the p. of a hundred thousand crowns,” LLL II, 130. LLL II, 130 H4A I, 3, 186. H6C I, 4, 32. Tim. II, 2, 28. Cymb. V, 4, 161.
2) that which is given in compensation: “fair p. for foul words,” LLL IV, 1, 19. “too little p. for so great a debt,” Shr. V, 2, 154. Tw. IV, 1, 21. H4B V, 5, 135. H8 V, 1, 174. Tim. V, 1, 116.
3) requital: “if he come to-morrow, I'll give him his p.” As I, 1, 166. H5 IV, 8, 15. Mcb. I, 4, 19.
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