personnel expenses meaning, personnel expenses definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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personnel  

1       n-plural   The personnel of an organization are the people who work for it.  
oft N n   (=staff)  
Since 1954 Japan has never dispatched military personnel abroad..., There has been very little renewal of personnel in higher education...     
2       n-uncount   Personnel is the department in a large company or organization that deals with employees, keeps their records, and helps with any problems they might have.     (BUSINESS)   (=human resources)  
Her first job was in personnel.     
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v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
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