noun, plural pen·sions [pen-shuhnz; French pahn-syawn for 3 ]. /ˈpɛn ʃənz; French pɑ̃ˈsyɔ̃ for 3 /.
- a boardinghouse or small hotel.
- room and board.
verb (used with object)
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Sylvie Delacroix and Neil Lawrence, the originators of this bottom-up approach, liken data trusts to pension funds, saying they should be tightly regulated and able to provide different services to designated groups.The EU is launching a market for personal data. Here’s what that means for privacy.|Amy Nordrum|August 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The pension funds of city and county workers took hard hits back when the pandemic struck in March.
Some initially feared that pension funds could suffer losses on a scale similar to the Great Recession, but by year’s end pension funds did not sustain losses on nearly such a scale.
The amount of any pension cost increases caused by the pandemic will not be known until later this year, when actuaries for both funds put out their reports and set the contribution rates for 2021.Here’s Where Local Pensions Funds Stand After Losing Billions to the Pandemic|Ashly McGlone|July 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Young says she ultimately lost her health benefits and pension.The Supreme Court Case Uniting Pro-Lifers & Pro-Choicers|Emily Shire|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He returned home a pauper without a pension and 50 years later, at 70, chronicled the travails of the War of Independence.
But Raimondo ran a targeted, data-driven campaign that, like the pension reforms, was driven by the facts and not by emotion.
The pension fund, the union declared, had fallen victim to “a Wall Street coup.”
But when Tarkhan got sick with tuberculosis and was ushered out, the government gave him no pension or medical assistance.
His father had just been retired on a pension and had recently lost money in two investments.Balzac|Frederick Lawton
Then, declining to take the oath of allegiance to Louis Philippe, he retired from the peerage, and gave up his pension.
He was familiar with them, for his father, as we have said, was employed in the pension office and handled just such rolls.The Bradys' Chinese Clew|Francis Worcester Doughty
An' you'll 'ave to pay 'undreds an' 'undreds o' pounds, besides a pension to the missus.The Day's Work, Volume 1|Rudyard Kipling
Since this monologue was spoken the old lady has received her pension.Workhouse Characters|Margaret Wynne Nevinson
British Dictionary definitions for pension (1 of 2)
Derived forms of pensionpensionable, adjectivepensionless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pension (2 of 2)
noun (in France and some other countries)
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Cultural definitions for pension
Payments made to a retired person either by the government or by a former employer.