Definition of stipend in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstīˌpend/


A fixed regular sum paid as a salary or allowance.
Example sentences
  • The rise was ‘three per cent - a percentage in line with the rise in stipends for all clergymen,’ he said.
  • Percentage of departments providing stipends, expense reimbursement, and recognition for participating faculty was between those in the other two groups.
  • The junior doctors are demanding better amenities in all three medical colleges and the dental college, implementation of the senior residency scheme and regular payment of stipends.


Late Middle English: from Old French stipendie or Latin stipendium, from stips 'wages' + pendere 'to pay'.

  • pension from Late Middle English:

    In early use a pension was a payment, a tax, or a regular sum paid to keep someone's loyalty. The word is derived from Latin pendere ‘to pay’, the source also of stipend (Late Middle English). Use of the word to describe an annuity paid to a retired employee has developed since the early 16th century.

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Syllabification: sti·pend

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