Origin: F. Salarie, L. Salarium, originally, salt money, the money given to the Roman soldiers for salt, which was a part of thir pay, fr. Salarius belonging to salt, fr. Sal salt. See Salt.
The recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire. This is hire and salary, not revenge. (Shak)