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pensionary

[pen-shuh-ner-ee]
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noun, plural pen·sion·ar·ies.
  1. a pensioner.
  2. a hireling.
adjective
  1. of the nature of a pension.
  2. receiving a pension.

Origin of pensionary

From the Medieval Latin word pēnsiōnārius, dating back to 1530–40. See pension, -ary
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pensionary

adjective
  1. constituting a pension
  2. maintained by or receiving a pension
noun plural -aries
  1. a person whose service can be bought; hireling
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