endowment

Part of speech: noun

The act of endowing; a fund; gift; talent.

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Usage examples "endowment":

  1. I consider that mode of procedure proved as feasible and as soon as I have received my answer, whatever it is, I shall immediately proceed with making the endowment and choosing the five young women according to the agreement." - "The Tinder-Box", Maria Thompson Daviess.
  2. What I should like to see is some invention of your own with an endowment of two hundred thousand francs- something difficult and really useful. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.
  3. Let me but secure and keep those certain millions of money which shall ensure to me and my heritage a handsome endowment, not only for my life, but for all lives connected with mine which come after me,- and my 'patriotism' is satisfied! - "Temporal Power", Marie Corelli.