|1.||[ noun ] (business) the income arising from land or other property|
|Synonyms:||proceeds takings return yield take issue|
"the average return was about 5%"
|Related terms:||income economic_rent payback render|
|2.||[ noun ] (accounting,business) payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment|
|Related terms:||payment soap hush_money payola kickback bribe|
|3.||[ noun ] (business) the final payment of a debt|
|4.||[ noun ] a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing|
"the wages of sin is death" "virtue is its own reward"
|Related terms:||consequence honor|