pension

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pension \Pen"sion\, noun [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. --Sylvester.

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; also, 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pension \Pen"sion\, verb (used with an object) [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. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pension

noun

1: a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without working

verb

1: grant a pension to [syn: {pension}, {pension off}]

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