pensioner


pensioner

noun

  1. a person who receives or lives on a pension.
  2. a hireling.
  3. a student at Cambridge University who pays for his or her commons and other expenses, and is not supported by any foundation.
  4. Obsolete. a gentleman-at-arms.

noun

  1. a person who is receiving a pension, esp an old-age pension from the state
  2. a person dependent on the pay or bounty of another
  3. obsolete, British another name for gentleman-at-arms

n.late 15c., from Anglo-French pensionner, from Old French pensionnier (mid-14c.), from Medieval Latin pensionarius, from pension (see pension (n.)).

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