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Meaning of PENSIONER

Pronunciation:  'penshunur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\Pen"sion*er\, n.
1. One in receipt of a pension; hence, figuratively, a
   dependent.

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

         Old pensioners . . . of Chelsea Hospital.
                                               --Macaulay.

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
   horses.

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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