\ \ [15] Latin stīpendium denoted a ‘tax’ or ‘levy’. It was a compound noun formed from stipspayment, donation’ and pendereweigh, pay’. It subsequently shifted in meaning to ‘wages, salary’, and particularly ‘soldier’s pay’, both of which passed into English via Old French stipende.

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