installment \in*stall"ment\, instalment \in*stal"ment\, n.
1. The act of installing; installation.
Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their
installment, to do impartial justice by law.
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;
that portion of a debt payed back in any one payment; as,
the next installment is due January first. Payment by
installment is payment by parts at different times, the
amounts and times being often definitely stipulated.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
4. a part of a broadcast serial. [WordNet sense 1]
5. a part of a published serial. [WordNet sense 2]
instalment UK, US installment noun
one of a number of parts into which a story, plan or amount of money owed has been divided, so that each part happens or is paid at different times until the end or total is reached
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