pensionary

noun

pen·​sion·​ary ˈpen(t)-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce pensionary (audio)
plural pensionaries
: pensioner
especially : hireling
pensionary adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1536, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pensionary was in 1536

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“Pensionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pensionary. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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