Endowment

Definition of Endowment

En`dow´ment
n.1.The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support.
2.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.
3.That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; - usually in the plural.
His early endowments had fitted him for the work he was to do.
- I. Taylor.

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