earn·ings n pl1: something (as wages or dividends) earned as compensation for labor or the use of capital2: the balance of revenue for a specified period that remains after deducting related costs and expenses incurred compare profit
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
balance, commission, compensation, earned income, emolument, fruit of labor, gains, income, lucrum, money earned, pay, payment, personal gain, proceeds, profit, profits, profits from employment, quaestus, rate, receipts, recompense, remuneration, returns, revenue, reward, reward of labor, reward of office, salary, takings, wages, winnings
associated concepts: accrued earnings, annual earnings, corporate earnings, earning capacity, future earnings, gross earnings, individual earnings, loss of earnings, net earnings, profits, rents, surplus earnings, total earnings
annuity, boom (prosperity), commission (fee), compensation, honorarium, income, interest (profit), output, pay, payment (remittance), possessions, proceeds, profit, recompense, revenue, wage
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.That which is earned, usually money.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.