- installment "act of installing," 1580s, from INSTALL (Cf. install) + -MENT (Cf. -ment). Meaning "arrangement of payment by fixed portions at fixed times" is from 1732, alteration of Anglo-Norm. estaler "fix payments," from O.Fr. estal "fixed position," from O.H.G. stal "standing place" (see STALL (Cf. stall) (n.1)). Figurative sense of "part of a whole produced in advance of the rest" is from 1823.
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installment — in·stall·ment n: one of the parts into which a debt is divided when payment is made at intervals installment adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. installment … Law dictionary
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installment — installment1 [in stôl′mənt] n. [altered (infl. by INSTALL) < estallment < estall, to arrange payments for < OFr estaler, to stop, fix < estal, a halt, place < OHG stal: see STALL1] 1. any of the parts of a debt or other sum of… … English World dictionary
installment — 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,… … New Collegiate Dictionary
installment — noun /ɪnˈstɔːlmənt/ a) The act of installing; installation. Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their installment, to do impartial justice by law. Milton. b) A portion of a debt, or sum of money, which is divided into portions that are… … Wiktionary
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installment — installment1 /in stawl meuhnt/, n. 1. any of several parts into which a debt or other sum payable is divided for payment at successive fixed times: to pay for furniture in monthly installments. 2. a single portion of something furnished or issued … Universalium
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