Definition of stipend in English:


Line breaks: sti|pend
Pronunciation: /ˈstʌɪpɛnd


  • A fixed regular sum paid as a salary or as expenses to a clergyman, teacher, or public official.
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    • 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'.

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