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Definition of payroll noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a list of people employed by a company showing the amount of money to be paid to each of them We have 500 people on the payroll.
  2. 2[usually singular] the total amount paid in wages by a company The firm is growing fast with a monthly payroll of $1 million.
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