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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

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