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stipend

[stahy-pend] /ˈstaɪ pɛnd/
noun
1.
a periodic payment, especially a scholarship or fellowship allowance granted to a student.
2.
fixed or regular pay; salary.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
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 forms
stipendless, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. See pay1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for stipendless

stipend

/ˈstaɪpɛnd/
noun
1.
a fixed or regular amount of money paid as a salary or allowance, as to a clergyman
Word Origin
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 stipendless

stipend

n.

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

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