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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. half of the wages or salary; reduced pay; as, an officer on half pay.
  • n. See under Half.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Half the amount of wages or salary; reduced pay (seldom literally half of the full pay); a reduced allowance paid to an officer when not in actual service, or after retirement at the end of a prescribed term.
  • Receiving or entitled to half-pay: as, a half-pay officer.

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

  • n. reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time

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