noun pen·sion·naire \ˌpäⁿˌsyȯˈna(a)(ə)r\

Definition of pensionnaire



  1. 1 :  pensioner; especially :  boarder

  2. 2 :  one of a junior class of actors appointed annually at the Comédie Française — compare sociétaire

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Origin and Etymology of pensionnaire

Middle French

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