Retirement

Definition of Retirement

Re`tire´ment
n.1.The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer.
O, blest Retirement, friend of life's decline.
- Goldsmith.
Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books.
- Thomson.
2.A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode.
This coast full of princely retirements for the sumptousness of their buildings and nobleness of the plantations.
- Evelyn.
Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus.
- Addison.

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