stipendiary

noun
sti·​pen·​di·​ary | \ stī-ˈpen-dē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce stipendiary (audio) \
plural stipendiaries

Definition of stipendiary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one who receives a stipend

stipendiary

adjective

Definition of stipendiary (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : receiving or compensated by wages or salary a stipendiary curate
2 : of or relating to a stipend

First Known Use of stipendiary

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stipendiary.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stipendiary. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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