Definitions

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  • n. One who endows.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who endows.
  • transitive v. To endow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To furnish with a dower or portion; endow.
  • n. One who endows.

Etymologies

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endow +‎ -er

Examples

  • In the Declaration, we acknowledge Him as our Creator, the endower of our rights.

    Ken Blackwell: Pledging Allegiance and Saluting Frank Mickens

  • The founders argued correctly I might add that God is the endower of mans rights and Liberty.

    Libertarian Principles, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Perhaps one reason might have been that to have almshouses or poorhouses or hospitals or schools named after their endower lent their endower a second kind of immortality, for his name was never aristocratic.

    Morgan’s Run

  • On the anniversary of the opening of the school, the children frequenting it -- in number nearly 300 -- had been long accustomed to march in procession up to the mansion of the neighbouring squire, the founder and endower of the school.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • The endowment of one or more priests to say or sing Mass for the soul of the endower, or for the souls of persons named by him, and also, in the greater number of cases, to perform certain other offices, such as those of choir member in a collegiate church or cathedral, or of curate in outlying districts, or of chaplain in hospitals and jails, or of schoolmaster or librarian.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • The chantry was a foundation with endowment, the proceeds of which went to one or more priests carrying the obligation of singing or saying Mass at stated times, or daily, for the soul of the endower, or for the souls of persons named by him.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Thus spoke the considerable personage, the millionaire endower of churches on a scale befitting the greatness of his native land -- the same to whom the doctors used the language of horrid and veiled menaces.

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • Thus spoke the considerable personage, the millionaire endower of churches on a scale befitting the greatness of his native land — the same to whom the doctors used the language of horrid and veiled menaces.

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • Of these, it is not the place to speak here, nor yet of Laud's services to Oxford as the restorer of discipline, the endower and encourager of learning, the organizer of academic life, whose statutes were to govern Oxford for more than two centuries; but it is indisputable that Laud takes one of the highest places on the roll of benefactors, both to the University as a whole and to his own college.

    The Charm of Oxford

  • On the contrary, it especially demands a divine creative force as the starter of its processes and the endower of the atoms with their peculiar properties.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 19, June, 1891

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