• (noun): A recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing.
    Example: "The wages of sin is death"
    Synonyms: reward, payoff

Some articles on wages:

Stilk V Myrick - Facts
... to find replacements the captain promised the crew the wages of those two men divided between them if they fulfilled the duties of the missing crewmen as well as ... greatly by death and desertion and if a promise of advanced wages were valid, exorbitant claims would be set up on all such occasions ... would lie at the suit of a sailor on a promise of a captain to pay him extra wages, in consideration of his doing more than the ordinary share of duty in navigating the ship and his ...
Cutter V Powell - Facts - Submissions
... is entitled to recover a proportionable part of the wages on a quantum meruit for work and labour done by the intestate during that part of the voyage ... another general rule, that if a sailor desert, he shall lose his wages but that is founded upon public policy, and was introduced as a mean of preserving the ship ... But that rule cannot apply to this case for there the sailor forfeits his wages by his own wrongful act, whereas here the canon was prevented completing his contract by the act of God ...
Statute Of Artificers
... which sought to fix prices, impose maximum wages, restrict workers' freedom of movement and regulate training ... Local magistrates had responsibility for regulating wages in agriculture ... Guilds regulated wages of the urban trades ...
La Follette Seamen's Act - Provisions of The Act
... sea and in port establish a minimum quality for rations supplied to seamen regulate the payment of wages to seamen establish a harsh penalty of double wages per day. 302,790.40 to a sailor who had been discharged with $412.50 in unpaid wages) set safety requirements, including the provision of lifeboats require a minimum percentage of ...
History Of Labour Law In The United Kingdom - Renaissance
... of principles and aims in earlier acts, regulating wages, punishing refusal to work, and preventing free migration of labour ... the poor labourer against insufficient wages, and of devising a machinery, by frequent meeting of justices, which might yield "unto the hired person both in time of scarcity and in time of plenty a ... Hours of labour were as follows "All artificers and labourers being hired for wages by the day or week shall, betwixt the midst of the months of March and September, be ...

Famous quotes containing the word wages:

    The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    —Bible: New Testament St. Paul, in Romans, 6:23.

    Three factors—the belief that child care is female work, the failure of ex-husbands to support their children, and higher male wages at work—have taken the economic rug from under that half of married women who divorce.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)