My stipend for doing public service is barely enough to cover living expenses.
An example of a stipend is a small sum of money paid to a graduate teaching assistant by the school to cover living expenses.
Origin of stipend
- Middle English stipendie from Old French from Latin stīpendium soldier's pay from stipipendium stips stip- a small payment pendere to weigh, pay suspend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French stipende.