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pension

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noun pen·sion \ˈpen(t)-shən\

Definition of pension

  1. 1\ˈpen(t)-shən\ :  a fixed sum paid regularly to a person:a archaic :  wageb :  a gratuity granted (as by a government) as a favor or rewardc :  one paid under given conditions to a person following retirement from service or to surviving dependents

  2. 2play \päⁿ-ˈsyōⁿ\ [French, from Middle French] a :  accommodations especially at a continental European hotel or boardinghouse :  room and boardb or less commonly pensioneplay \pen(t)-ˈsyō-(ˌ)nā\ [pensione, from Italian] :  a hotel or boardinghouse especially in continental Europe

pensionless

play \ˈpen(t)-shən-ləs\ adjective

Examples of pension in a sentence

  1. Her pension arrives in the mail every month.

  2. retired people living on their pensions

Origin and Etymology of pension

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin pension-, pensio, from pendere to pay — more at pendant


First Known Use: 14th century


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pension

verb pen·sion

Definition of pension

pensioned

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pensioning

play \ˈpen(t)-sh(ə-)niŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to grant or pay a pension to

  3. 2 :  to dismiss or retire from service with a pension pensioned off his faithful old servant

1598

First Known Use of pension

1598



PENSION Defined for English Language Learners

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pension

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noun pen·sion \ˈpen(t)-shən\

Definition of pension for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of money that a company or the government pays to a person who is old or sick and no longer works


PENSION Defined for Kids

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pension

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noun pen·sion \ˈpen-shən\

Definition of pension for Students

  1. :  a sum paid regularly to a person who has retired from work


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pension

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verb pen·sion

Definition of pension for Students

pensioned

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pensioning

  1. :  to grant or give a regularly paid sum to (a person who has retired from work)


Law Dictionary

pension

noun pen·sion

Legal Definition of pension

  1. :  money paid under given conditions to a person following retirement or to surviving dependents — see also defined benefit plan, defined contribution plan



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