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[en-dou-muh nt] /ɛnˈdaʊ mənt/

the act of .
the property, funds, etc., with which an institution or person is .
Usually, endowments. an attribute of mind or body; a gift of nature.

the act or process of endowing
(usually pl) natural talents or qualities

mid-15c., “action of endowing,” from endow + -ment. Meaning “property with which an institution or person is endowed” is from 1590s; that of “gift, power, advantage” is early 17c.


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