pension

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Etymology[edit]

Recorded since 1362 from Old French pension (payment", "rent), from Latin pensio (payment", "rent), from pensus, the past participle of pendere (to weigh", "to pay)

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pension (plural pensions)

  1. A gratuity paid regularly as benefit due to a person in consideration of past services; notably to one retired from service, on account of retirement age, disability or similar cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers; sometimes passed on to the heirs, or even specifically for them, as to the families of soldiers killed in service.
    Pensioners depend on their pension to pay the bills
  2. A stated regular allowance by way of patronage or subsidy, e.g. to meritorious artists, or the like.
  3. Accommodations or the payment for accommodations, especially at a boarding house or small hotel in Europe.
  4. A boarding house or small hotel, as in continental Europe, which offers lodging and certain meals and services.
    A pension had somewhat less to offer than a hotel; it was always smaller, and never elegant; it sometimes offered breakfast, and sometimes not (John Irving).
  5. (dated) A boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
  6. (archaic) A wage in active service

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pension (third-person singular simple present pensions, present participle pensioning, simple past and past participle pensioned) (transitive)

  1. To grant a pension
  2. To force someone to retire on a pension.

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Etymology[edit]

From French pension, itself from Latin pensio "payment, rent", from pensus, the past participle of pendere "to weigh, pay"

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pension n (plural pensions, diminutive pensionnetje n)

  1. A pension, boarding house
  2. A regularly made payment, as admission to certain boarding establishments
  3. The services such establishment provides, notably lodging and some meals

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pension

  1. accusative singular of pensio

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pension "payment, rent", borrowed from Latin pensio "payment, rent", from pensus, the past participle of pendere "to weigh, pay".

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pension f (plural pensions)

  1. A pension, regularly received payment
    pension à taux plein
    full pension
  2. A pension, boarding house
  3. A regularly made payment, as admission to certain boarding establishments (notably schools)
  4. board; (The services such establishment provides, notably lodging and some meals)

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pension f (oblique plural pensions, nominative singular pension, nominative plural pensions)

  1. Alternative form of panssion.

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pension c

  1. pension, retirement
    att gå i pension
    to retire
  2. pension, periodic payments from a retirement fund
  3. pension, accommodation

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Compare Italian pensione

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pension f (invariable)

  1. pension