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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
That neither the American public nor its government will no longer tolerate being the pensionary policeman to the oil producer's extortion.
But I must also think of the total ruin of the cause, the confiscation and bloodshed which will take place among his adherents, and all through the infatuation with which he adheres to a woman who is the pensionary of the present minister, as she was for years
The other is (I hear) intended for a share in the ad [ministratio] n, and the pensionary vouches for his being duly qualified — The only instance I ever heard of his sagacity, was his deserting his former patron, when he found him declining in power, and in disgrace with the people.
The Ragamuffinism of the pensionary maimed Soldiers.
John De Witt became pensionary of Holland and thereby controlled the general policy.
Some pretended that the whole was paid down beforehand, being advanced by a society of merchants at Amsterdam, the friends or relatives of the grand pensionary; others, that it is to be paid by annual instalments of two millions of livres -- for a certain number of years.
Schimmelpenninck, the present grand pensionary of the Batavian Republic, was destined by his education for the bar, but by his natural parts to await in quiet obscurity the end of a dull existence.
"Well! let us then make him a grand pensionary and a locum tenens for five years; or until Jerome, when he repents, returns to his duty, and is pardoned."
"Is he, then, not to be a grand pensionary for life?" asked Talleyrand;
Being questioned by Fouche as to their business in that country, they answered that they intended to visit their friend, the grand pensionary, in his new dominions.
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