Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

pensionary

[pen-shuh-ner-ee] /ˈpɛn ʃəˌnɛr i/
noun, plural pensionaries.
1.
a pensioner.
2.
a hireling.
adjective
3.
of the nature of a pension.
4.
receiving a pension.
Origin of pensionary
1530-1540
From the Medieval Latin word pēnsiōnārius, dating back to 1530-40. See pension, -ary
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pensionary
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for pensionary

pensionary

/ˈpɛnʃənərɪ/
adjective
1.
constituting a pension
2.
maintained by or receiving a pension
noun (pl) -aries
3.
a person whose service can be bought; hireling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for pensionary

Word Value for pensionary

0
17
Scrabble Words With Friends