Definition of Pension off
1. Verb. Let go from employment with an attractive pension. "The director was pensioned off when he got senile"
Generic synonyms: Can, Dismiss, Displace, Fire, Force Out, Give Notice, Give The Axe, Give The Sack, Sack, Send Away, Terminate
2. Verb. Grant a pension to.
Generic synonyms: Award, Grant
Derivative terms: Pension, Pensionary, Pensioner
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pension Off
Literary usage of Pension off
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Memoirs of the Prince de Talleyrand by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1891)
"... the Emperor Alexander and Talleyrand on European affairs—Pecuniary compensation easier to England than any others—Her offer to pension off Murat, ..."
2. A French-English Military Technical Dictionary by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1899)
"place of retreat, hiding mettre -1 ia , to pension off, to put on the place; mise à la . retiring; retired list, to retire; ..."
3. Magic and Religion by Andrew Lang (1901)
"It is possible (would that it were easy) to pension off aged professors in the Scottish ... But to pension off a king merely means a series of civil wars. ..."
4. French Roots and Their Families: A Synthetic Vocabulary Based Upon by Eugene Pellissier (1886)
"retreat ; retirement ; pension ; shrinking; redraft. retraite (battre en —) ; mettre to retreat ; to pension off. à la — retraiter (va) to pension off, ..."
5. The British Educator (1856)
"We have said that Government should reserve the power to pension off certain teachers—this is surely fair, for we have been supposing Government to adopt ..."