noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of stipendy, from Latin stipendium, from stip-, stips gift + pendere to weigh, pay Date: 15th century a fixed sum of money paid periodically for services or to defray expenses

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  • Stipend — • A fixed pay, salary; retribution for work done; the income of an ecclesiastical living Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Stipend     Stipend      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • stipend — sti‧pend [ˈstaɪpend] noun [countable] FINANCE an amount of money paid regularly to someone for their services, or as a small salary: • The holder of this office will receive a small annual stipend. * * * stipend UK US /ˈstaɪpend/ noun [C] FINANCE …   Financial and business terms

  • stipend — [stī′pənd, stīpend΄] n. [ME stipende < L stipendium, tax, impost, tribute, contr. < * stipipendum < stips, small coin or a contribution in small coin (< ?) + pendere, to hang, weigh out, pay: see PENDANT] 1. a regular or fixed payment …   English World dictionary

  • Stipend — Sti pend, n. [L. stipendium; stips, gen. stipis, a gift, donation, given in small coin + pendere to weigh or pay out.] Settled pay or compensation for services, whether paid daily, monthly, or annually. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stipend — Sti pend, v. t. To pay by settled wages. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stipend — index alimony, annuity, commission (fee), consideration (recompense), endowment, honorarium, loan …   Law dictionary

  • stipend — early 15c., from L. stipendium tax, pay, gift, from stips alms, small payment + pendere weigh (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stipend — *wage or wages, salary, fee, emolument, pay, hire Analogous words: remuneration, compensation, recompensing or recompense (see corresponding verbs at PAY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stipend — [n] payment for services allowance, award, consideration, emolument, fee, gratuity, hire, pay, pension, salary, take, wage; concept 344 …   New thesaurus

  • stipend — ► NOUN ▪ a fixed regular sum paid as a salary or as expenses to a clergyman, teacher, or public official. ORIGIN Latin stipendium, from stips wages + pendere to pay …   English terms dictionary

  • stipend — n. 1) to receive a stipend 2) to pay a stipend 3) a modest stipend (to live on a modest stipend) * * * [ staɪpend] to pay a stipend to receive a stipend a modest stipend (to live on a modest stipend) …   Combinatory dictionary

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