pensionary

noun
pen·sion·ary | \ˈpen(t)-shə-ˌner-ē \
plural pensionaries

Definition of pensionary 

: pensioner especially : hireling

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pensionary adjective

First Known Use of pensionary

1536, in the meaning defined above

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