endowment

  • 1 endowment — en·dow·ment n 1: the act or process of endowing 2: a result or product of endowing: as a: the income of an institution derived from donations the university s ability to attract endowment b: the property (as a fund) donated to an institution or… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Endowment — • A property, fund, or revenue permanently appropriated for the support of any person, institution, or object, as a student, professorship, school, hospital Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Endowment     Endowment …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Endowment — may refer to many things:Finance*Financial endowment; relating to funds or property donated to institutions or individuals *Endowment (Life insurance); payment of the face value of a life insurance policy, usually at age 98 120 *Endowment… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 Endowment — En*dow ment, n. 1. The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is bestowed or settled on a person or an institution; property, fund, or revenue permanently appropriated to any object; as,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 endowment — [n1] large gift award, benefaction, benefit, bequest, bestowal, boon, bounty, dispensation, donation, fund, funding, gifting, grant, gratuity, income, inheritance, largess, legacy, nest egg, pension, presentation, property, provision, revenue,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 endowment — mid 15c., “action of endowing,” from ENDOW (Cf. endow) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning “property with which an institution or person is endowed” is from 1590s; that of “gift, power, advantage” is early 17c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 endowment — ► NOUN 1) the action of endowing. 2) a quality or ability with which a person is endowed. 3) an income or form of property endowed. 4) (before another noun ) denoting a form of life insurance involving payment of a fixed sum to the insured person …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 endowment — [en dou′mənt, indou′mənt] n. [ME endouement] 1. the act of endowing 2. that with which something is endowed; specif., any bequest or gift that provides an income for an institution or person 3. a gift of nature; inherent talent, ability, quality …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 endowment — Funds or property that are donated with either a temporary or permanent restriction as to the use of principal. American Banker Glossary Gift of money or property to a specified institution for a specified purpose. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 endowment — [[t]ɪnda͟ʊmənt[/t]] endowments 1) N COUNT An endowment is a gift of money that is made to an institution or community in order to provide it with an annual income. The company revived the finances of the Oxford Union with a generous ₤1m endowment …

    English dictionary

  • 11 endowment — UK [ɪnˈdaʊmənt] / US noun Word forms endowment : singular endowment plural endowments 1) a) [uncountable] the act of giving money to a school, hospital, or other institution the endowment of a Professorship at Oxford b) [countable] an amount of… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 endowment — noun /ɪnˈdaʊmənt,ɛnˈdaʊmənt,ɛnˈdaʊmənt/ a) Something with which a person or thing is endowed. Every man is endowed with free will, that is our greatest endowment. b) The invested funds of a not for profit institution. Rich alumni have given… …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 Endowment — A financial asset donation made to a non profit group or institution in the form of investment funds or other property that has a stated purpose at the bequest of the donor. Most endowments are designed to keep the principal amount intact while… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 14 endowment — n. to provide an endowment for * * * [ɪn daʊmənt] to provide an endowment for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 endowment — noun 1) the endowment of a Chair of Botany Syn: funding, financing, subsidizing; establishment, foundation, institution 2) her will contained a generous endowment Syn: bequest, legacy, inheritance; gift, present …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 endowment — {{#}}{{LM E15039}}{{〓}} {{[}}endowment{{]}} {{■}}(ing.){{□}} {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Crédito a largo plazo que puede ser hipotecario o de otro tipo y que concede una entidad financiera a sus clientes o al mercado: • Me han concedido un endowment a… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 17 endowment — The assignment to a widow of her dower upon the death of her husband. The provision made for the maintenance of officiating ministers by setting apart a glebe or land and by appointing tithes. Such endowments were established when lords of manors …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 endowment — n. 1 the act or an instance of endowing. 2 assets, esp. property or income with which a person or body is endowed. 3 (usu. in pl.) skill, talent, etc., with which a person is endowed. 4 (attrib.) denoting forms of life insurance involving payment …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 endowment — noun Date: 15th century 1. the act or process of endowing 2. something that is endowed; specifically the part of an institution s income derived from donations 3. natural capacity, power, or ability < a person of great intellectual endowment > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 endowment — noun Endowment is used before these nouns: ↑mortgage, ↑policy …

    Collocations dictionary