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STIPEND

Canonically speaking, a means of support for the clergy. Also a part of the revenue of a benefice to which a cleric attached to the benefice is entitled. It is popularly spoken of today as the offering made to a priest on the occasion of having him offer Mass for one's special intention.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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