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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Constituting a pension.
  • adj. Mercenary; venal.
  • n. A pensioner.
  • n. A hireling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one who receives a pension; a pensioner
  • n. A leading functionary and legal adviser of the principal town corporations in the Netherlands.
  • adj. maintained by a pension; receiving a pension
  • adj. pertaining to a pension

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension.
  • adj. Consisting of a pension.
  • n. One who receives a pension; a pensioner.
  • n. One of the chief magistrates of towns in Holland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of a pension; consisting in a pension: as, a pensionary provision for maintenance.
  • Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension.
  • n. A person who receives a pension from government for past services, or a yearly allowance from some company or individual; a pensioner.
  • n. Formerly, a chief magistrate in the larger towns of Holland.
  • n. A house in which pensioners reside; formerly, at Cambridge, England, a residence for undergraduates not on the foundation of a college.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who works only for money
  • n. the beneficiary of a pension fund

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