salary

Compensation for personal service. Papeay v Nolan, 157 Tenn 222, 7 SW2d 815, 60 ALR 408; compensation for services in a position or office. 35 Am J1st M & S § 63. Compensation for personal services, as distinguished from profits realized in commercial dealings, returns from capital, or returns from the labor of others. 31 Am J2d Exemp § 39. Compensation paid periodically for services. State ex ref. Murray v Riley (Sup) 45 Del 192, 70 A2d 712, 14 ALR2d 630. A fixed annual or periodical payment for services, depending upon the time, and not upon the amount, of services rendered. 43 Am J1st Pub Of § 357. In many situations, the words "wages" and "salary" are synonymous. In other instances, a distinction is recognized, "salary" connoting compensation for services more important than those for which "wages" are paid and also compensation on a basis more fixed and permanent than that of wages. 35 Am J1st M & S § 63.

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  • Salary — Sal a*ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salaried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Salarying}.] To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salary — sal·a·ry n pl ries: fixed compensation paid regularly for services sal·a·ried adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. salary …   Law dictionary

  • salary — (n.) mid 14c., compensation, payment, whether periodical, for regular service or for a specific service; from Anglo Fr. salarie (late 13c.), O.Fr. salarie, from L. salarium salary, stipend, originally soldier s allowance for the purchase of salt …   Etymology dictionary

  • Salary — Sal a*ry, n.; pl. {Salaries}. [F. salaire, L. salarium, originally, salt money, the money given to the Roman soldiers for salt, which was a part of their pay, fr. salarius belonging to salt, fr. sal salt. See {Salt}.] The recompense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salary — Sal a*ry, a. [L. salarius.] Saline [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salary — *wage or wages, stipend, pay, hire, emolument, fee …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • salary — [n] money paid for work done bacon*, bread*, earnings, emolument, fee, hire, income, pay, payroll, recompense, remuneration, scale, stipend, take, take home*, wage, wages; concept 344 Ant. debt …   New thesaurus

  • salary — ► NOUN (pl. salaries) ▪ a fixed regular payment made by an employer to an employee, especially a professional or white collar worker. ORIGIN Latin salarium, originally denoting a Roman soldier s allowance to buy salt, from sal salt …   English terms dictionary

  • salary — [sal′ə rē, sal′rē] n. pl. salaries [ME salarie < L salarium, orig., money for salt (as part of Roman soldier s pay) < sal, SALT] a fixed payment at regular intervals for services, esp. when clerical or professional SYN. WAGE …   English World dictionary

  • salary — Regular wages and benefits an employee receives from an employer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * salary sal‧a‧ry [ˈsæləri] noun salaries PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES money that you receive as payment from the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Salary — A salary is a form of periodic payment from an employer to an employee, which may be specified in an employment contract. It is contrasted with piece wages, where each job, hour or other unit is paid separately, rather than on a periodic… …   Wikipedia

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