Definition of Half-pay

1. Noun. Reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time.

Generic synonyms: Earnings, Pay, Remuneration, Salary, Wage



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Half-pay

half-mast
half-measure
half-metal
half-metallic
half-monthly
half-moon
half-moons
half-naked
half-nephew
half-niece
half-noble
half-nobles
half-open
half-open interval
half-past
half-pay (current term)
half-pint
half-pints
half-pipe
half-pipes
half-price
half-ray
half-rays
half-reaction
half-reactions
half-relief
half-seas-over
half-shower
half-showers
half-sibling

Literary usage of Half-pay

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"APPEAL from the Court of Claims to review an award of half pay to an Army officer ... 1913, ยง 2104, for half pay as a captain of cavalry of fifteen years' ..."

2. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1868)
"An Act to extend an Act entitled " An Act1 to continue half pay to certain widows and orphans," approved February three, eighteen hundred and ..."

3. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1863)
"An Act to extend an Act entitled ll An Act1 to continue half pay to certain wid'jvf aid orphans" approved February three, eighteen hundred and fifty-three. ..."

4. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1828)
"That the hon. member, when he reads through the half-pay list, finds that there are not only colonels and majors, but even lieutenants and ensigns, ..."

5. History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the by George Ticknor Curtis (1861)
"Under this resolve, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New each officer was entitled to receive Jersey, and South Carolina. half-pay annually, for the term of 3 ..."

6. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1859)
"Re it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all those surviving widows half-pay ..."

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