Definition of Payable

1. Noun. A liability account showing how much is owed for goods and services purchased on credit. "The problem was to match receivables and payables in the same currency"

Exact synonyms: Account Payable
Generic synonyms: Financial Obligation, Indebtedness, Liability

2. Adjective. Subject to or requiring payment especially as specified. "A check payable to John Doe"
Exact synonyms: Collectable, Collectible
Similar to: Due
Derivative terms: Collect

Definition of Payable

1. a. That may, can, or should be paid; suitable to be paid; justly due.

Definition of Payable

1. Noun. ''(plural)'' Debts owed by a business; liabilities. ¹

2. Noun. A thing that may be paid. ¹

3. Adjective. That which is to be paid. ¹

4. Adjective. Able to be paid. ¹

5. Adjective. Of a mine etc.: capable of yielding profit; profitable. ¹

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Definition of Payable

1. profitable [adj] : PAYABLY [adv] - See also: profitable

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Payable

pay packet
pay rate
pay stub
pay stubs
pay television
pay the bills
pay the debt of nature
pay the fiddler
pay the freight
pay the penalty
pay the piper
pay the price
pay through the nose
pay up
payable (current term)
payback's a bitch

Literary usage of Payable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"141, where it was held that express contracts, payable in gold or silver ... Some of its loans are made payable specifically in coin whilst others are ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Under this statute the notes in controversy were issued, payable to the ... They had the ordinary form of negotiable instruments, payable at a definite ..."

3. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"Annual Subscription, payable m advance, 141. —377, High Street, Edinburgh ... Subscription for One Year, payable in advance, uj. London: WEST. NEWMAN, & CO. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"So an indorsement executed in one state and made payable in another is in ... A bill drawn and payable in the same state or country is an inland bill,73 ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... if drawn, would have been due and payable ; and that the plaintiffs could not maintain an action to recover damages as for a breach of contract ..."

6. Styles of Deeds and Instruments: In Accordance with the Titles to Land by John Hendry, John Thompson Mowbray (1878)
"Corporations acquiring the lands pay at the date at which the first composition would have been payable if the Act had not been passed, ..."

7. Report on Manuscripts in Various Collections by Great Britain (1907)
"And of 20s., rent of the shop which Thomas Barbour holds, payable at the same terms. And of 66s. Sd., rent of a tenement formerly of John ..."

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