Definition of Pensionary

1. Noun. The beneficiary of a pension fund.

Exact synonyms: Pensioner
Generic synonyms: Beneficiary, Donee
Specialized synonyms: Old-age Pensioner
Derivative terms: Pension, Pension



2. Noun. A person who works only for money.
Exact synonyms: Hireling
Generic synonyms: Employee

Definition of Pensionary

1. a. Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension; as, pensionary spies.

2. n. One who receives a pension; a pensioner.

Definition of Pensionary

1. Noun. one who receives a pension; a pensioner ¹

2. Noun. (historical) A leading functionary and legal adviser of the principal town corporations in the Netherlands. ¹

3. Adjective. maintained by a pension; receiving a pension ¹

4. Adjective. pertaining to a pension ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pensionary

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Medical Definition of Pensionary

1. 1. Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension; as, pensionary spies. 2. Consisting of a pension; as, a pensionary provision for maintenance. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pensionary

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pensionary (current term)
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Literary usage of Pensionary

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1. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"When the Great Assembly met, Jacob Cats, a worthy man and a popular poet, was Grand pensionary ; but he was no politician. At the closing of the Assembly ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"When the Great Assembly met, Jacob Cats, a worthy man and a popular poet, was Grand pensionary ; but he was no politician. At the closing of the Assembly ..."

3. Memoirs of the Duke of Marlborough with His Original Correspondence by William Coxe, John Wade (1886)
"Soon after his arrival at the Hague, he communicated his instructions to pensionary Heinsius, intimating, at the same time, the great confidence which the ..."

4. Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris, First Earl of Malmesbury by James Harris Malmesbury (1844)
"pensionary and Greffier—profit de Traite, Dined with Elliot—circle. ... pensionary at twelve. Dine at home alone. Visit concert at Court—some Emigres ..."

5. Letters of William III. and Louis XIV. and Their Ministers: Illustrative of by William, Louis, Paul Grimblot (1848)
"TO THE pensionary HEINSIUS.* Camp before Brussels, July 11. 1697. ... He commenced his public career as councillor-pensionary of the town of Delft. ..."

6. Memoirs of John, Duke of Marlborough: With His Original Correspondence by William Coxe (1820)
"The pensionary delivers the preliminaries, in the name of the allies. ... They immediately held conferences with the pensionary, Buys, Vander- dussen, ..."

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