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
At the other end of the spectrum, some companies are giving their employees
  stipends to encourage them to buy their own devices.
The government is also proposing a cheap-housing programme and a number of
  job-training stipends.
If our kids go to an elite school they'll either need some pretty sweet
  scholarships or grad school stipends.
And maybe married graduate students should get that as part of their stipends.
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