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pensioner

[pen-shuh-ner] /ˈpɛn ʃə nər/
noun
1.
a person who receives or lives on a pension.
2.
a hireling.
3.
a student at Cambridge University who pays for his or her commons and other expenses, and is not supported by any foundation.
4.
Obsolete. a gentleman-at-arms.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French; see pension, -er2
Related forms
pensionership, noun
nonpensioner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pensioners

pensioner

/ˈpɛnʃənə/
noun
1.
a person who is receiving a pension, esp an old-age pension from the state
2.
a person dependent on the pay or bounty of another
3.
(obsolete, Brit) another name for gentleman-at-arms
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Word Origin and History for pensioners

pensioner

n.

late 15c., from Anglo-French pensionner, from Old French pensionnier (mid-14c.), from Medieval Latin pensionarius, from pension (see pension (n.)).

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