Part of speech: noun

One who receives a stipend, as a clergyman.

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Usage examples "stipendiary":

  1. Afterwards I learned that these farmers were only stipendiary agents of the elders of the Mormons, who, in the case of a westward invasion being decided upon by Joe Smith and his people, would immediately furnish their army with fresh horses and all the provisions necessary for a campaign. - "Monsieur Violet", Frederick Marryat.
  2. A much larger proportion than now lived and died without the slightest prospect of rising above the position of a stipendiary curate; and the regular stipend of a curate was 30l. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.
  3. You even threaten me in a sort of underground murmur, which sounds like a nascent earthquake; and if I do not write so much a day directly, your stipendiary magistrateship will take away my license to be loved ... - "The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846", Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett.