In marriage, it's called dowry.
In temple or church, it's called donation.
In school, it's fee.
In divorce, alimony.
In court, it's fines.
To kidnappers, it's ransom.
To children, it's allowance.
When you pay the government, it's tax.
When you borrow from bank, it's loan.
Employer to workers, it's salary.
When you owe someone, it's debt.