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retirement

[ri-tahyuh r-muh nt] /rɪˈtaɪər mənt/
noun
1.
the act of retiring, withdrawing, or leaving; the state of being retired.
2.
the act of retiring or of leaving one's job, career, or occupation permanently, usually because of age:
I'm looking forward to my retirement from teaching.
3.
the portion of a person's life during which a person is retired:
What will you do in retirement?
4.
a pension or other income on which a retired person lives:
His retirement is barely enough to pay the rent.
5.
removal of something from service or use:
retirement of the space shuttle fleet.
6.
withdrawal of a jury from a courtroom to deliberate in private on a verdict.
7.
orderly withdrawal of a military force, according to plan, without pressure from the enemy.
8.
withdrawal of securities from the market by a corporation, as through payment at maturity, repurchase, or exchange.
9.
withdrawal into privacy or seclusion.
10.
privacy or seclusion.
11.
a private or secluded place.
adjective
12.
noting or pertaining to retirement:
retirement pay.
Origin of retirement
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Middle French; see retire, -ment
Related forms
nonretirement, noun
postretirement, adjective
preretirement, adjective, noun
semiretirement, noun
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  • William's bugle had just returned to public life after one of its periodic terms of retirement into his father's keeping.

    More William Richmal Crompton
  • He was not the less alone for having spent so many years in seclusion and retirement.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • This act of retirement was ineffectual; indeed, it led to worse consequences.

  • Wellington has compelled his retirement from the Government.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • I was particularly struck on 18th September by the retirement of the Guides Infantry.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for retirement

retirement

/rɪˈtaɪəmənt/
noun
1.
  1. the act of retiring from one's work, office, etc
  2. (as modifier): retirement age
2.
the period of being retired from work: she had many plans for her retirement
3.
seclusion from the world; privacy
4.
the act of going away or retreating
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Word Origin and History for retirement
n.

1590s, "act of retreating," also "act of withdrawing into seclusion," from Middle French retirement (1570s); see retire + -ment. Meaning "privacy" is from c.1600; that of "withdrawal from occupation or business" is from 1640s.

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