Read the dictionary definition of PAYOFF. All definitions for this word.
1. a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
1. the wages of sin is death
2. virtue is its own reward
2. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
1. the average return was about 5%
3. payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
4. the final payment of a debt