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EtymologyEdit

From pay + -able

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

payable (countable and uncountable, plural payables)

  1. (plural) Debts owed by a business; liabilities.
  2. (sometimes postpositive) A thing that may be paid.

AdjectiveEdit

payable (comparative more payable, superlative most payable)

  1. That which is to be paid.
    Is value added tax payable on planning application fees?
  2. Able to be paid.
  3. Of a mine etc.: capable of yielding profit; profitable.

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