Definitions for pensionerˈpɛn ʃə nər
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the beneficiary of a pension fund
Someone who lives on a pension.
Someone who is at the age at which one typically receives a pension. An elderly person.
one in receipt of a pension; hence, figuratively, a dependent
one of an honorable band of gentlemen who attend the sovereign of England on state occasions, and receive an annual pension, or allowance, of £150 and two horses.
in the university of Cambridge, England, one who pays for his living in commons; -- corresponding to commoner at Oxford
Origin: [Cf. F. pensionnaire one who pays for his board. Cf. Pensionary, n.]
A pensioner is a person who collects a pension, most commonly because of a retirement from the workforce. This is a term typically used in the United Kingdom and Australia where someone of pensionable age may also be referred to as an 'old age pensioner', or OAP. In the United States, the term retiree is more common, and in New Zealand, the term superannuitant is commonly used. In many countries, increasing life expectancy has led to an expansion of the numbers of pensioners, and they are a growing political force.
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- Rentner, RentnerinGerman
- retraitée, retraitéFrench
- pensininkė, pensininkasLithuanian
- пенсионе́р, пенсионе́ркаRussian
- umirovljenik, penzioner, пензионерSerbo-Croatian
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