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From Latin stipendiarius


stipendiary (not comparable)

  1. receiving a stipend
    • 1875, Various, Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Vol. XV., No. 85. January, 1875.[1]:
      The unusual hour, appropriate as I supposed only to some porter or other stipendiary visitor of my hotel, caused to shine out with startling refulgence the morning splendors in which Papa Joliet had arrayed himself.
    • 1890, Walter Scott, The Journal of Sir Walter Scott[2]:
      Now, to become a stipendiary editor of a New-Year's Gift-Book is not to be thought of, nor could I agree to work for any quantity of supply to such a publication.

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stipendiary (plural stipendiaries)

  1. One who receives a stipend.
    • 1874, John Lord, A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon[3]:
      Delhi, the capital of the Great Mogul, fell into the hands of the English, and the emperor himself became a stipendiary of a company of merchants.
    • 1908, John Henry Newman, Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)[4]:
      I confess I have stipendiaries; they are the poor of Christ's flock; a treasure which I am well used in amassing.