endowment - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ɪnˈdaʊmənt/
singularendowment
pluralendowments
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the act of giving money to a school, hospital, or other institution

    the endowment of a Professorship at Oxford

    1. a.
      [countable] an amount of money that someone gives to an institution
  2. 2
    [countable] a good ability or quality that someone has