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endowment

[en-dou-muh nt] /ɛnˈdaʊ mənt/
noun
1.
the act of endowing.
2.
the property, funds, etc., with which an institution or person is endowed.
3.
Usually, endowments. an attribute of mind or body; a gift of nature.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Anglo-French endowement; see endow, -ment
Related forms
nonendowment, noun
reendowment, noun
Synonyms
2. gift, grant, bequest. 3. capacity, talent, faculties, ability, capability.
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British Dictionary definitions for re endowment

endowment

/ɪnˈdaʊmənt/
noun
1.
  1. the source of income with which an institution, etc, is endowed
  2. the income itself
2.
the act or process of endowing
3.
(usually pl) natural talents or qualities
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Word Origin and History for re endowment

endowment

n.

mid-15c., "action of endowing," from endow + -ment. Meaning "property with which an institution or person is endowed" is from 1590s; that of "gift, power, advantage" is early 17c.

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