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noun, plural sti·pen·di·ar·ies.
  1. a person who receives a stipend.

Origin of stipendiary

1535–45; < Latin stīpendiārius, equivalent to stīpendi(um) stipend + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. receiving or working for regular paya stipendiary magistrate
  2. paid for by a stipend
noun plural -aries
  1. a person who receives regular payment

Word Origin for stipendiary

C16: from Latin stīpendiārius concerning tribute, from stīpendium stipend
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