Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(1) a priest who officiates for a determined compensation, whether in a church, chapel, or chantry;
(2) a priest who is appointed in certain foreign cathedrals to make arrangements for the saying of masses for deceased persons.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Stipendiary Priest'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/s/stipendiary-priest.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.