Pronunciation: (pā'rōl"),[key] —n. 1. a list of employees to be paid, with the amount due to each.
2. the sum total of these amounts.
3. the actual money on hand for distribution: The bandits got away with the payroll. 4. the total number of people employed by a business firm or organization.
—v.t. to fund or subsidize: to be payrolled by the State Department.