[ stahy-pend ]
/ ˈstaɪ pɛnd /


a periodic payment, especially a scholarship or fellowship allowance granted to a student.
fixed or regular pay; salary.

Origin of stipend

1400–50; late Middle English stipendie < Latin stīpendium soldier's pay, syncopated variant of *stipipendium, equivalent to stipi-, combining form of stips a coin + pend(ere) to weigh out, pay (see pend) + -ium -ium

Related forms

sti·pend·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stipend


/ (ˈstaɪpɛnd) /


a fixed or regular amount of money paid as a salary or allowance, as to a clergyman

Word Origin for stipend

C15: from Old French stipende, from Latin stīpendium tax, from stips a contribution + pendere to pay out
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