Today's word: per diem, often used in the sense of paid allowances or tax deductions.
Meaning: "by the day" or "for each day" (Merriam-Webster); adv, adj, or noun.
Used in a sentence: You will be paid $100 per diem for food and travel expenses.
I have seen this phrase used many times over the past 25 years, but never knew exactly what it meant. Today, I decided to research it a little. It didn't yield much, but what I found was telling.
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