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 for Salaries
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salary \Sal"a*ry\, n.; pl. Salaries. [F. salaire, L. salarium,
     originally, salt money, the money given to the Roman soldiers
     for salt, which was a part of their pay, fr. salarius
     belonging to salt, fr. sal salt. See Salt.]
     The recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be
     paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed
     wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire.
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           This is hire and salary, not revenge.    --Shak.
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     Note: Recompense for services paid at, or reckoned by, short
           intervals, as a day or week, is usually called wages.
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     Syn: Stipend; pay; wages; hire; allowance.
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