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Meaning of PENSIONER

Pronunciation:  'penshunur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the beneficiary of a pension fund

PENSIONER is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pensionary
 See Also: beneficiary, donee, old-age pensioner



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pen"sion*er\, n.
1. One in receipt of a pension; hence, figuratively, a

         The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. --Milton.

         Old pensioners . . . of Chelsea Hospital.

2. One of an honorable band of gentlemen who attend the
   sovereign of England on state occasions, and receive an
   annual pension, or allowance, of [pounds]150 and two

3. [Cf. F. pensionnaire one who pays for his board. Cf.
   {Pensionary}, n.] In the university of Cambridge, England,
   one who pays for his living in commons; -- corresponding
   to commoner at Oxford. --Ld. Lytton.

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