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Meaning of PENSIONARY

Pronunciation:  'penshu`neree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who works only for money
  2. [n]  the beneficiary of a pension fund
 

PENSIONARY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: hireling, pensioner
 
 See Also: beneficiary, donee, employee, old-age pensioner

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pen"sion*a*ry\, a.
    1. Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension; as,
       pensionary spies. --Donne.
    
    2. Consisting of a pension; as, a pensionary provision for
       maintenance.
    
    
  2. \Pen"sion*a*ry\, n.; pl. {Pensionaries}. [Cf. F.
    pensionnaire. Cf. {Pensioner}.]
    1. One who receives a pension; a pensioner. --E. Hall.
    
    2. One of the chief magistrates of towns in Holland.
    
    {Grand pensionary}, the title of the prime minister, or or
       president of the Council, of Holland when a republic.
    
    
 

 

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