Definition of stipendiary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//staɪˈpendiəri//
; NAmE NAmE//staɪˈpendieri//
(pl. stipendiaries)(also stipendiary magistrate)
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(in Britain) a magistrate who is paid for his or her work Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin stipendiarius, from stipendium, from stips ‘wages’ + pendere ‘to pay’.