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payroll

noun     /ˈpeɪ.rəʊl/ US  /-roʊl/
[C] a list of the people employed by a company showing how much each one earns : a payroll tax McDermot Software is growing fast , adding another 100 employees to its payroll over the last year .Employees and colleagues [C usually singular] the total amount of money paid to the people employed by a particular company : With debts of $4 million and a monthly payroll of $1.2 million, the venture is clearly heading for trouble .Earning money and money earned
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