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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

That's the reason support for the National Endowment of the Arts is so important. It enables those ventures that aren't viable commercially to be done.
David Selby

When we are baptized and confirmed, when brethren are ordained to the priesthood, when we go to the temple and receive our endowment, when we enter into the new and everlasting covenant of eternal marriage - in all these sacred ordinances, we make solemn commitments to keep God's commandments.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

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