Retiring

Definition of Retiring

Re`tir´ing
a.1.Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners.
2.Of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to, retirement.
Retiring board
(Mil.) a board of officers who consider and report upon the alleged incapacity of an officer for active service.
Retiring pension
a pension granted to a public officer on his retirement from office or service.

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