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Definition of Endowment

Endowment

  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.

Endowment Quotations

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal... in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live.
Peter McWilliams

Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
Norm Dicks

What liberals mean by 'goose-stepping' or 'ethnic cleansing' is generally something along the lines of 'eliminating taxpayer funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.' But they can't say that, or people would realize they're crazy.
Ann Coulter

I was a little press writer when the National Endowment for the Arts came to my rescue and gave me an award. I couldn't buy a light bulb. Almost more than the money, the awards are important because they show that someone believes in you.
Sandra Cisneros
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Endowment Translations

endowment in French is donation, dotation
endowment in German is Ausstattung {f}, Dotierung
endowment in Italian is erezione, donazione
endowment in Norwegian is legat, gave
endowment in Spanish is dotacion