Definitions for: Wages

[n] a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

Webster (1913) Definition: Wa"ges, n. plural in termination, but singular in
signification. [Plural of wage; cf. F. gages, pl., wages,
hire. See Wage, n.]
A compensation given to a hired person for services; price
paid for labor; recompense; hire. See Wage, n., 2.

The wages of sin is death. --Rom. vi. 23.

Wages fund (Polit. Econ.), the aggregate capital existing
at any time in any country, which theoretically is
unconditionally destined to be paid out in wages. It was
formerly held, by Mill and other political economists,
that the average rate of wages in any country at any time
depended upon the relation of the wages fund to the number
of laborers. This theory has been greatly modified by the
discovery of other conditions affecting wages, which it
does not take into account. --Encyc. Brit.

Syn: See under Wage, n.

Synonyms: payoff, reward

See Also: aftermath, consequence

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