noun: A reward or recompense.
verb tr.: To reward or recompense.
Via French from Latin widerdonum, alteration (by influence of Latin donum: gift) of Old High German widarlon (repayment). Earliest documented use: Before 1366.
“The report claims Furse will also pick up a one-off payment of almost double her annual salary in 2005 — as part of a special guerdon.”
Chris Noon; LSE Merger Talk Drive Up Value Of Furse’s Holdings; Forbes (New York); Mar 20, 2006.
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