pension

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman pencione, Old French pencion, and their source, Latin pēnsiō ‎(payment, weight, rent, compensation), from the participle stem of pendere ‎(to weigh).

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pension ‎(plural pensions)

  1. (obsolete) A wage or fee. [14th-19th c.]
  2. (obsolete) A charge or expense of some kind; a tax. [14th-17th c.]
  3. (now historical) A regular allowance paid to support a royal favourite, or as patronage of an artist or scholar. [from 16th c.]
  4. An annuity paid regularly as benefit due to a retired employee, serviceman etc. in consideration of past services, originally and chiefly by a government but also by various private pension schemes. [from 16th c.]
    Many old people depend on their pension to pay the bills.
  5. A boarding house or small hotel, especially in continental Europe, which typically offers lodging and certain meals and services. [from 17th c.]
    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).
  6. (obsolete) A boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.

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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]

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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

Swedish[edit]

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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