Definitions for stipendˈstaɪ pɛnd
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a sum of money allotted on a regular basis; usually for some specific purpose
a fixed payment, generally small and occurring at regular intervals; a modest allowance
My stipend for doing public service is barely enough to cover living expenses.
To provide (someone) with a stipend.
Origin: From stipende.
settled pay or compensation for services, whether paid daily, monthly, or annually
to pay by settled wages
Origin: [L. stipendium; stips, gen. stipis, a gift, donation, given in small coin + pendere to weigh or pay out.]
A stipend is a form of salary, such as for an internship or apprenticeship. It is often distinct from a wage or a salary because it does not necessarily represent payment for work performed; instead it represents a payment that enables somebody to be exempt partly or wholly from waged or salaried employment in order to undertake a role that is normally unpaid or voluntary, or which cannot be measured in terms of a task. Stipends are usually lower than what would be expected as a permanent salary for similar work. This is because the stipend is complemented by other benefits such as accreditation, instruction, food, and/or accommodation. Universities usually refer to money paid to graduate students as a stipend, rather than as wages, to reflect complimentary benefits.
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