stipend

Part of speech: noun

A salary that affords a bare livelihood.

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Usage examples "stipend":

  1. The next day he would get his usual weekly stipend. - "A Man and a Woman", Stanley Waterloo.
  2. So then we had nothing but the stipend from England; and I think papa somehow lost part of that, or was obliged to take part of it to meet obligations. - "A Red Wallflower", Susan Warner.
  3. In the present age of trade and taxes, it is difficult even for the imagination so to raise the value of money, or so to diminish the demands of life, as to suppose four and forty shillings a year, an honourable stipend; yet it was probably equal, not only to the needs, but to the rank of Boethius. - "A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland", Samuel Johnson.