per diem
per di·em 1 /pər-'dē-əm, -'dī-/ adv [Latin]: by the day: for each day
paid per diem
per diem 2 adj
1: based on use or service by the day
per diem compensation
2: paid or calculated by the day
per diem interest
per diem 3 n
1: a daily allowance
received a per diem for expenses
2: a daily fee
paid a per diem for maintenance of the equipment

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

per diem
preposition per day, for each and every day, for each day, for every day

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


per diem
adj.
(Latin) By the day.
adv.
Daily.
n.
A daily allowance of money.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


per diem
(per dee-um) Latin for "per day," per diem refers to payment of a set amount for each day's expenses for an employee or agent. Typically, a per diem is available only for travel away from home. For example, someone who goes on an overnight business trip for an employer might receive a per diem of $50 to cover meals and incidentals on the trip.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


per diem
adv. Latin By or through the day. Daily pay or daily expense allowance.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


per diem
By the day.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

per diem
adj.
   or n. Latin for "per day," it is short for payment of daily expenses and/or fees of an employee or an agent.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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