Use payable in a sentence
The accounts payable section of our finances was higher than expected so we contacted our accounting department for some clarity.
We are in dispute as to the amount payable as the vendor has yet to complete the underlying services giving rise to its invoice.
A payable amount is simply another way of describing a balance that is still owed or due. If you owe your doctor $120 for services rendered, the bill may say "amount payable: $120" in place of "balance due."