Meaning of per diem in English:

per diem

Pronunciation /p?? ?di??m/

adverb

  • For each day (used in financial contexts)

    • ‘he agreed to pay at certain specified rates per diem’
    every day, seven days a week

adjective

  • Done, produced, or occurring each day (used in financial contexts)

    • ‘they are now demanding a per diem rate’

noun

  • An allowance or payment made for each day.

    ‘per diems are still allowed for out-of-state legislators’
    • ‘The NHL wants to bring down the costs related to the players - salaries, bonuses, per diems, pensions, insurance coverage and other benefits.’
    • ‘The second segment was the premium quality market: lines with voyages of one or two weeks, per diems in the $250-300 area and diversified itineraries.’
    • ‘Companies are tightening their belts, and business travelers are looking for ways to maximize their per diems.’
    • ‘Funds were provided by my organization to support meetings, materials for initial start-up projects, health worker per diems, and salaries for some health staff to monitor activities.’
    • ‘Better late than never is a good definition for the new treatment of the per diems and business trip compensations to individuals being hired by companies on agreements different than standard employment.’

Origin

Early 16th century Latin.