endowment

[ en-dou-muhnt ]
/ ɛnˈdaʊ mənt /

noun

the act of endowing.
the property, funds, etc., with which an institution or person is endowed.
Usually endowments. an attribute of mind or body; a gift of nature.

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Origin of endowment

1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French endowement; see endow, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM endowment

non·en·dow·ment, nounre·en·dow·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for endowment

endowment
/ (ɪnˈdaʊmənt) /

noun

  1. the source of income with which an institution, etc, is endowed
  2. the income itself
the act or process of endowing
(usually plural) natural talents or qualities
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