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  • n. Plural form of pensionary.


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  • The jurisconsults, called pensionaries, who assisted the municipal authorities, received, however, a modest salary, never exceeding 1500 florins a year.

    History of the United Netherlands from the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Year's Truce, 1609

  • Academy of the Belles-Lettres was put on the same footing; both submitted to the immediate control of the secretary of state, and to the revolting distinction of honoraries, pensionaries, and pupils.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Could they have had greater men, had they admitted pensionaries or honorary members?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Since the beginning of the last century we read, indeed, of some able statesmen, as most, if not all, the former grand pensionaries have been; but the name of no warrior of any great eminence is recorded.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Many have put their whole fortunes into their offices, and now, receiving no salaries, they must be in need; the same must also be the case with those who had only their salaries to support them; and among the pensionaries, there are many old men, women, and children who have nothing but their pensions to live upon.

    The Ruin of a Princess

  • He did not return till November 6, but all the time he was in active correspondence with his party in Holland, at whose head were the three pensionaries of Rotterdam, Leyden and

    History of Holland

  • Two of his cousins, Slingelandt and Vivien, were in turn his successors, as pensionaries of Dordrecht, while for his predecessor in that post,

    History of Holland

  • Fagel, gave him an advantage which none of his predecessors had ever enjoyed; the influence of the pensionaries of Holland having hitherto been always opposed, and forming a counterpoise, to that of the stadtholder.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

  • It exercised executive and appellate judicial functions, appointed two burgomasters, and two pensionaries or legal councillors, and also selected the lesser magistrates and officials of the city.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Complete (1555-66)

  • And so did Villeroy and Sillery and the rest of the old servants of the King, now become pensionaries of Spain.

    Life and Death of John of Barneveld — Complete (1609-1623)


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