- a pensioner.
- a hireling.
Origin of pensionary
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England demanded a disavowal of the treaty and the punishment of the pensionary.The Political History of England - Vol. X.
He died at Cairo, a pensionary of the Ottoman government, in 1538.
It is known in history as the Pensionary or Long Parliament.Andrew Marvell
He had been one of the Orangist leaders at the time of the restoration of 1787 and had filled the post of pensionary of Rotterdam.History of Holland
Hormuzan became an Arab pensionary, and shortly afterwards embraced Islamism.
- constituting a pension
- maintained by or receiving a pension
- a person whose service can be bought; hireling