Definition of payable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpeɪəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪəbl//
    [not before noun]
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  1. 1that must be paid or can be paid A 10% deposit is payable in advance. The price is payable in monthly instalments.
  2. 2when a cheque, etc. is made payable to somebody, their name is written on it and they can then pay it into their bank account Please make the cheque payable to Rose Roger.
  3. Extra examples Cheques should be made payable to Brighton Borough Council. Include a check made payable to the Texas Department of Transportation. No tax is payable on these earnings. This amount is payable immediately. the costs payable by a client the date on which the rent becomes payable
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