(Pay"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. payable. Cf. Pacable.]
1. That may, can, or should be paid; suitable to be paid; justly due. Drayton.
Thanks are a tribute payable by the poorest.South.
2. (Law) (a) That may be discharged or settled by delivery of value. (b) Matured; now due.
(Pay*ee") n. The person to whom money is to be, or has been, paid; the person named in a bill
or note, to whom, or to whose order, the amount is promised or directed to be paid. See Bill of exchange,
(Pay"en) n. & a. Pagan. [F.] [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Pay"er) n. One who pays; specifically, the person by whom a bill or note has been, or should be,
(Pay"mas`ter) n. One who pays; one who compensates, rewards, or requites; specifically, an
officer or agent of a government, a corporation, or an employer, whose duty it is to pay salaries, wages,
etc., and keep account of the same.
(Pay"ment) n. [F. payment, paiement. See Pay to requite.]
1. The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation.
No man envieth the payment of a debt.Bacon.
2. That which is paid; the thing given in discharge of a debt, or an obligation, or in fulfillment of a promise; reward; recompense; requital; return.
3. Punishment; chastisement. [R.]
(Payn) n. [OF. & F. pain, fr. L. panis bread.] Bread. Having Piers Plowman.
(Payn`de*main") n. [OF. pain bread + demaine manorial, lordly, own, private. See Payn,
and Demesne. Said to be so called from the figure of our Lord impressed upon it.] The finest and
whitest bread made in the Middle Ages; called also paynemain, payman. [Obs.]
(Pay"nim) n. & a. See Painim.
(Payn"ize) v. t. [From Mr. Payne, the inventor.] To treat or preserve, as wood, by a process
(Pay*or") n. (Law) See Payer. [R.]
(Payse) v. t. To poise. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Pay"tine) n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from a white bark resembling that of the cinchona,
first brought from Payta, in Peru.
(Pea) n. [OF. peis. See Poise.] The sliding weight on a steelyard. [Written also pee.]
(Pea), n. (Naut.) See Peak, n., 3.