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Noun payoff has 4 senses
  1. payoff, final payment - the final payment of a debt
    --1 is a kind of payment
  2. bribe, payoff - payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
    --2 is a kind of payment
    --2 has particulars: hush money; kickback; payola; soap
  3. return, issue, proceeds, take, takings, yield, payoff - the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
    --3 is a kind of income
    --3 has particulars: economic rent, rent; payback
  4. wages, reward, payoff - a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
    --4 is a kind of consequence, aftermath
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