Meaning of stipend in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Usually the farmer will be paid a regular stipend - like a wage - rather than for the produce itself.’
    • ‘The regime raised the stipends of clergy and restored a number of ecclesiastical properties to the orders.’
    • ‘He did not restore to the Church the lands confiscated by the revolutionaries, but compensated the clergy by paying their stipends from the coffers of the state, which served to make them even more dependent on the state.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That was before the Church Commissioner equalised the stipends of the clergy.’
    • ‘The fellowship program provides summer stipends for Villanova law students working without pay for public interest organizations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A major problem for implementing funds of knowledge has been finding resources to provide stipends to teachers, and this study provided the means to do so.’
    • ‘Do the math, and that's just $218,000 to cover salaries, apprentice stipends and all other operating costs.’
    • ‘Other grievances include non-payment of stipends, salary arrears, and a pay freeze for waged workers.’
    • ‘Unions were promised increased health and unemployment payments and social security stipends in return for wage restraint.’
    • ‘The Webwatcher program is free for participants, who also receive a stipend to cover expenses.’
    • ‘It might embrace paying the artist a regular stipend or retainer in return for exclusive rights to sell their paintings.’
    • ‘Compared to the other groups, a smaller proportion of departments provided stipends for, or reimbursed the expenses of, faculty participating in international exchanges.’
    • ‘The money would be used to establish a facility and offer stipends to twenty to twenty-five fellows each academic year.’
    • ‘We could go anywhere and have tuition paid while receiving a small stipend to help with living expenses.’
    salary, wages, wage, pay, earnings, fee, fees, remuneration, take-home pay, gross pay, net pay


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