Pension

Definition of Pension

Pen´sion
n.1.A payment; a tribute; something paid or given.
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.
4.A boarding house or boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Pensioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pensioning.]

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