stipend

[ stahy-pend ]
/ ˈstaɪ pɛnd /

noun

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

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Origin of stipend

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English stipendie, from 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 noun suffix (see -ium)

synonym study for stipend

1, 2. See pay1.

OTHER WORDS FROM stipend

sti·pend·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stipend

stipend
/ (ˈstaɪpɛnd) /

noun

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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