• (British) IPA: /ˈpeɪɹəʊl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpeɪɹoʊl/

payroll (plural payrolls)

  1. A list of employees who receive salary or wages, together with the amounts due to each.
  2. The total sum of money paid to employees.
  3. (accounting) The calculation of salaries and wages and the deduction of taxes etc.; the department in a company responsible for this.
  4. (euphemistic) Bribes paid to people
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: registre de paie, paie
  • German: Gehaltsliste, Lohnliste
  • Italian: ruolino paga, ruolo paga
  • Russian: платежные ведомости
  • Spanish: nómina (Latin America), planilla (Central America), plantilla (Spain)
Translations Translations
  • German: Gehaltsabrechnung, Lohn- und Gehaltsabteilung
  • Russian: расчётный лист

payroll (payrolls, present participle payrolling; past and past participle payrolled)

  1. (transitive) To place on a payroll.
    • 1985, The Code of Federal regulations of the United States of America (page 37)
      Grantees may elect to payroll the enrollees through their own payroll system if the payroll system is consistent with regulations contained herein.

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