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Definitions of endowment

  1. the capital that provides income for an institution Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of endowing with a permanent source of income; "his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. natural qualities or talents Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which is bestowed or settled on a person or an institution; property, fund, or revenue permanently appropriated to any object; as, the endowment of a church, a hospital, or a college. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; - usually in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs. Medical Dictionary DB
  8. Property or a sum of money settled upon an institution, etc.; the act of making such a settlement; a talent or gift; as, an endowment of beauty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Act of endowing: that which is settled on any person or institution: a quality or faculty bestowed on any one. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of endowing; that which is endowed; gift. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of endowing; a fund; gift; talent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of endowing or of settling a fund for the support of a person, as a professor, or an institution; property or revenue permanently appropriated to some such purpose; natural capacity or faculty bestowed on any one. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. That which is bestowed or settled on; property set apart and secured in perpetuity for the support of a clergyman, college, hospital, &c.; any gift of nature; any faculty or quality of mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; -- usually in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  15. n. The act of settling a fund or permanent provision for the support of any one, as a widow, professor, and the like;—property, fund, or revenue permanently appropriated to any object; — gift of nature; talents; natural capacity. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. Wealth bestowed to any person or use; the bestowing or assuring a dower, the setting forth or severing a sufficient portion for perpetual maintenance, gifts of nature. Complete Dictionary
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