pen·​sion·​able | \ ˈpen(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce pensionable (audio) \

Definition of pensionable

chiefly British
: of, relating to, qualified for, or qualifying for a pension pensionable employees a pensionable post

Examples of pensionable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The general idea is that participants would be offered a choice of two options, both of which would be benefit cuts compared to the present benefit formulas; either pensionable salary would be frozen or COLA benefit provisions would be reduced. Elizabeth Bauer, Forbes, 11 May 2021 In the longer run, there are also costs related to the fact that a smaller population of working age will have to contribute more to support the ranks of those of pensionable age. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2020 There’s growing opposition to the government’s proposals, which will see 42 different retirement systems linked to certain jobs, replaced by new arrangements that will mean those becoming of pensionable age operate under the same rules., 17 Sep. 2019 Legislators have also run bills to cap Oregon's pensionable salaries at $100,000. Janet Eastman,, 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pensionable

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Pensionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pensionable

: allowing someone to receive a pension


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