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Endowment

Endowment

1. The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support.

2. That which is bestowed or settled on a person or an institution; property, fund, or revenue permanently appropriated to any object; as, the endowment of a church, a hospital, or a college.

3. That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; usually in the plural. His early endowments had fitted him for the work he was to do. (i. Taylor)


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A really tough (for me) evolution question...

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