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retirement

[ ri-tahyuhr-muhnt ]
/ rɪˈtaɪər mənt /
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noun

adjective

noting or pertaining to retirement: retirement pay.

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Origin of retirement

From Middle French, dating back to 1590–1600; see origin at retire, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM retirement

non·re·tire·ment, nounpost·re·tire·ment, adjectivepre·re·tire·ment, adjective, nounsem·i·re·tire·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for retirement

retirement
/ (rɪˈtaɪəmənt) /

noun

  1. the act of retiring from one's work, office, etc
  2. (as modifier)retirement age
the period of being retired from workshe had many plans for her retirement
seclusion from the world; privacy
the act of going away or retreating
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