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[soo-per-an-yoo-ey-shuh n]
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  1. the act of superannuating.
  2. the state of being superannuated.
  3. a pension or allowance to a superannuated person.
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Origin of superannuation

First recorded in 1650–60; superannuate + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for superannuation


    1. the amount deducted regularly from employees' incomes in a contributory pension scheme
    2. the pension finally paid to such employees
  1. the act or process of superannuating or the condition of being superannuated
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Word Origin and History for superannuation


1650s, noun of action from superannuate.

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