Adjective "stipend" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A fixed regular sum paid as a salary or as expenses to a clergyman, teacher, or public official.
  1. 'Most fellowships do not provide stipends above the salary of a junior faculty member, and there is often nothing in place for the institution to supplement their pay, he says.'
  2. 'The regime raised the stipends of clergy and restored a number of ecclesiastical properties to the orders.'
  3. 'Other grievances include non-payment of stipends, salary arrears, and a pay freeze for waged workers.'
  4. 'The low level of clergy stipends is often justified on the basis that the ‘free house’ that goes with the job is worth an extra £6,000 to £7,000 a year.'
  5. 'We could go anywhere and have tuition paid while receiving a small stipend to help with living expenses.'
  6. 'But if the law is changed to give imperial daughters equal status, there would be rapid growth in the number of imperial houses, each entitled to official residences and stipends.'
  7. 'Unions were promised increased health and unemployment payments and social security stipends in return for wage restraint.'
  8. 'Usually the farmer will be paid a regular stipend - like a wage - rather than for the produce itself.'
  9. 'The money would be used to establish a facility and offer stipends to twenty to twenty-five fellows each academic year.'
  10. 'Compared to the other groups, a smaller proportion of departments provided stipends for, or reimbursed the expenses of, faculty participating in international exchanges.'

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1. a periodic payment, especially a scholarship or fellowship allowance granted to a student.

2. fixed or regular pay; salary.


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