Stipend (stipendium) is settled pay for services, whether daily, monthly, or annual. Salary (q.v.), as the name implies, was originally money, given for salt, and then money for general purposes. Stipend was the pay given to the Roman soldier, while emolument, as the word denotes, was the tithe of grist paid to him who owned the mola, or mill. In a state church, the stipend is secured by law; in non-established churches it depends on the equity and generosity of the Christian people. SEE TITHES; SEE TEIND.

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