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Noun: endowment  en'daw-munt or in'daw-munt
  1. A natural ability or quality
    - gift, talent, natural endowment
  2. The capital that provides income for an institution
    - endowment fund
  3. The act of endowing with a permanent source of income
    "his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time"

Derived forms: endowments

Type of: capital, gift, giving, natural ability

Encyclopedia: Endowment