Category: Word of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information for all who want to increase and hone their vocabulary.

Oct
13
2016

provision

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prə vI zhən

noun
1. the act of providing.
The church women’s provision of food for the event was greatly appreciated.
2. that which is provided.
They will soon receive another provision from the Red Cross.
3. an arrangement that prepares for future conditions.
The government made provision against possible drought.
4. (pl.) a supply of necessities, esp. food.
The campers loaded up their backpacks with provisions.
5. 
a formal statement or clause, as in a contract or piece of legislation, that arranges a condition.
Under the “pay or play” provision of the Affordable Care Act, large employers must offer affordable health insurance to their employees.

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Oct
12
2016

statute

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stae chut

noun
a law made by a legislature, as opposed to one established by the courts.
States have different statutes concerning the age at which one can legally marry.

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Oct
11
2016

repeal

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rih pil

transitive verb
to withdraw, revoke, or make void, esp. by official action or proclamation.
The parliament repealed the latest export tariff.

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Oct
07
2016

stipend

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staI pend

noun
any periodic payment of money, such as a salary or allowance.
The graduate student was granted a stipend by the university but it was not enough to live on.

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Oct
06
2016

honorarium

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areI ri əm
a payment or other reward made to a professional person in recognition of services for which, by tradition, there is no set fee.

“Rehearsals begin mid-March and performance dates are May 8 at 3 pm and May 9-12 at 7:30 pm. All performances will be at the Lincolnville Museum Cultural Center located at 102 Martin Luther King Blvd. in St. Augustine. All performers will receive a paid honorarium.” (http://www.aclassictheatre.org/auditions)

“It was largely new ground. The Brazilian government voluntarily voted him an honorarium of ten thousand dollars for the information he brought out concerning unexplored portions of Brazil. Oh, he’s a man, all man. He delivers the goods.”
(Jack London, The Little Lady of the Big House)

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