- noun the act of giving money to provide a regular income
- The amount of something that a person or country simply has, rather than their having somehow to acquire it. In the H-O Model of trade theory, endowments refer to primary factors of production, ignoring the fact that some of them - especially capital and skill - are deliberately accumulated.
(written as Endowment)In economics this usually refers to the bundle of goods and money that each individual is assumed to hold at the beginning of an analysis.
- noun an amount of income or property that has been provided to a person or institution, especially an educational institution