stipend

[stahy-pend]

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 formssti·pend·less, adjective

Synonyms for stipend

1, 2. See pay1.
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Contemporary Examples of stipends

  • The act gives training, respite care, and stipends to family members who take on the role of long-term caregivers to the wounded.

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    Michele Bachmann's Attack on Veterans

    Laura Colarusso

    February 18, 2011

  • One final note before I move on to more pressing correspondence—Butch and Leon have again neglected my stipends.

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    John Grisham

    October 26, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for stipends

stipend

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for stipends

stipend

n.

early 15c., from Latin stipendium "tax, pay, gift," from stips "alms, small payment" + pendere "weigh" (see pendant).

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