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Meaning of PENSION

Pronunciation:  'penshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a regular payment to a person that iis intended to allow them to subsist without working
  2. [v]  grant a pension to

PENSION is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pension off
 See Also: award, grant, old-age pension, regular payment, retirement benefit, retirement check, retirement fund, retirement pension, superannuation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pen"sion\, n. [F., fr. L. pensio a paying, payment, fr.
    pendere, pensum, to weight, to pay; akin to pend?re to hang.
    See {Pendant}, and cf. {Spend}.]
    1. A payment; a tribute; something paid or given. [Obs.]
             The stomach's pension, and the time's expense.
    2. A stated allowance to a person in consideration of past
       services; payment made to one retired from service, on
       account of age, disability, or other cause; especially, a
       regular stipend paid by a government to retired public
       officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers
       killed in service, or to meritorious authors, or the like.
             To all that kept the city pensions and wages. --1
                                                   Esd. iv. 56.
    3. A certain sum of money paid to a clergyman in lieu of
       tithes. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.
    4. [F., pronounced ?.] A boarding house or boarding school in
       France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
  2. \Pen"sion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pensioned}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Pensioning}.]
    To grant a pension to; to pay a regular stipend to; in
    consideration of service already performed; -- sometimes
    followed by off; as, to pension off a servant.
          One knighted Blackmore, and one pensioned Quarles.
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