semi·​re·​tire·​ment | \ ˌse-mē-ri-ˈtī(-ə)r-mənt How to pronounce semiretirement (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semiretirement

: the state or condition of being semiretired

Examples of semiretirement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Confirmed on a vote of 64-34, Judge Childs is set to replace Judge David Tatel, who in May took senior status, a form of semiretirement that creates a judicial vacancy. Jan Wolfe, WSJ, 19 July 2022 But that semiretirement coincides with his party’s—and perhaps the planet’s—last chance to reverse a cataclysmic trajectory toward climate devastation. Kara Voght, The New Republic, 31 May 2022 Church leaders said during the faith’s fall General Conference that Gay had been granted emeritus status, similar to semiretirement from the role’s day-to-day duties. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Dec. 2021 Judge Robert King of West Virginia rescinded his decision to take senior status (a form of semiretirement that creates a vacancy on the bench). Laurie Lin And David Lat, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2021 That explains how Draghi, 74 — pulled in from semiretirement to become prime minister — now finds himself again on the world stage, hosting a Group of 20 summit where the issues in play are at least as complicated as anything from his past. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2021 O’Grady is a senior judge — a form of semiretirement — in the U.S. District Court of Virginia. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 After over three decades in health care and finance, including a stretch as CFO alongside Lynch at Aetna, Guertin had moved to Hawaii to enjoy semiretirement. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 4 Oct. 2021 Jim Grobe had come out of semiretirement to serve as interim coach for one season after Briles’ dismissal in May 2016, leading the Bears to a 7-6 record with a Cactus Bowl victory. Stephen Hawkins, Chron, 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Semiretirement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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