Definitions for: Pension

[n] a regular payment to a person that iis intended to allow them to subsist without working
[v] grant a pension to

Webster (1913) Definition: Pen"sion, n. [F., fr. L. pensio a paying, payment, fr.
pendere, pensum, to weight, to pay; akin to pend?re to hang.
See Pendant, and cf. Spend.]
1. A payment; a tribute; something paid or given. [Obs.]

The stomach's pension, and the time's expense.

2. A stated allowance to a person in consideration of past
services; payment made to one retired from service, on
account of age, disability, or other cause; especially, a
regular stipend paid by a government to retired public
officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers
killed in service, or to meritorious authors, or the like.

To all that kept the city pensions and wages. --1
Esd. iv. 56.

3. A certain sum of money paid to a clergyman in lieu of
tithes. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.

4. [F., pronounced ?.] A boarding house or boarding school in
France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.

Pen"sion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pensioned; p. pr. &
vb. n. Pensioning.]
To grant a pension to; to pay a regular stipend to; in
consideration of service already performed; -- sometimes
followed by off; as, to pension off a servant.

One knighted Blackmore, and one pensioned Quarles.

Synonyms: pension off

See Also: award, grant, old-age pension, regular payment, retirement benefit, retirement check, retirement fund, retirement pension, superannuation

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