- a periodic payment, especially a scholarship or fellowship allowance granted to a student.
- fixed or regular pay; salary.
Origin of stipend
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Examples from the Web for stipends
The act gives training, respite care, and stipends to family members who take on the role of long-term caregivers to the wounded.Michele Bachmann's Attack on Veterans
February 18, 2011
One final note before I move on to more pressing correspondence—Butch and Leon have again neglected my stipends.John Grisham's Debut Short Story
October 26, 2009
The stipends of Methodist ministers in those days were very small.The Story of My Life
The stipends of the pastors were also in great part wanting.The Vaudois of Piedmont
John Napper Worsfold
Maidens' tochers and ministers' stipends are aye less than ca'd.The Proverbs of Scotland
The stipends of the Master and Usher were not wholly ungenerous.A History of Giggleswick School
Edward Allen Bell
He abated the stipends of the Captayns, whom they nominate Saniachi.The Palace of Pleasure
- a fixed or regular amount of money paid as a salary or allowance, as to a clergyman
Word Origin and History for stipends
early 15c., from Latin stipendium "tax, pay, gift," from stips "alms, small payment" + pendere "weigh" (see pendant).