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Installment definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INSTALL'MENT, n. The act of installing, or giving possession of an office with the usual ceremonies or solemnities.
1. The seat in which one is placed. [Unusual.]
2. In commerce, a part of a large sum of money paid or to be paid at a particular period. In constituting a capital stock by subscriptions of individuals, it is customary to afford facilities to subscribers by dividing the sum subscribed into installments, or portions payable at distinct periods. In large contracts also, it is not unusual to agree that the money shall be paid by installments.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a payment of part of a debt; usually paid at regular intervals
2: a part of a broadcast serial [syn: episode, installment, instalment]
3: a part of a published serial [syn: installment, instalment]
4: the act of installing something (as equipment); "the telephone installation took only a few minutes" [syn: installation, installing, installment, instalment]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun also instalment Date: 1589 installation 1 II. noun also instalment Etymology: alteration of earlier estallment payment by installment, from estall to arrange payments by installment, from Anglo-French estaler, from estal station, stall, division of a stage, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stal place, stall Date: 1776 1. one of the parts into which a debt is divided when payment is made at intervals 2. a. one of several parts (as of a publication) presented at intervals b. one part of a serial story installment adjective

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Installment In*stall"ment, n. [Written also instalment.] 1. The act of installing; installation. Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their installment, to do impartial justice by law. --Milton. 2. The seat in which one is placed. [Obs.] The several chairs of order, look, you scour; . . . Each fair installment, coat, and several crest With loyal blazon, evermore be blest. --Shak. 3. A portion of a debt, or sum of money, which is divided into portions that are made payable at different times. Payment by installment is payment by parts at different times, the amounts and times being often definitely stipulated. --Bouvier.

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