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

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

stipendless, adjective

1, 2. See pay1. Unabridged
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stipend (ˈstaɪpɛnd)
a fixed or regular amount of money paid as a salary or allowance, as to a clergyman
[C15: from Old French stipende, from Latin stīpendium tax, from stips a contribution + pendere to pay out]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from L. stipendium "tax, pay, gift," from stips "alms, small payment" + pendere "weigh" (see pendant)
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Example sentences
The government doesn't require him to work, though he might take a job to
  supplement his yearly stipend of rice.
The homeless get a monthly stipend from the city and state governments, and
  free food from religious groups.
The district will still pay the coach's stipend, but parents will have to step
The faculty are given course release time to edit the journal and a small
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