sti·pend (stīpĕnd′, -pənd)
A fixed and regular payment, such as a salary for services rendered or an allowance.
[Middle English stipendie, from Old French, from Latin stīpendium, soldier's pay, from *stipipendium : stips, stip-, a small payment + pendere, to weigh, pay; see SUSPEND.]
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