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Borrowed from Anglo-Norman pencione, Old French pencion, and their source, borrowed from Latin pēnsiō, pēnsiōnem (“payment, weight, rent, compensation”), from the participle stem of pendere (“to weigh”).
pension (plural pensions)
- 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.
- 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).
- (obsolete) A wage or fee. [14th-19th c.]
- (obsolete) A charge or expense of some kind; a tax. [14th-17th c.]
- A sum paid to a clergyman in place of tithes.
- (now historical) A regular allowance paid to support a royal favourite, or as patronage of an artist or scholar. [from 16th c.]
- (obsolete) A boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
- (regularly paid gratuity): superannuation
- (boarding house): hotel, hostel, (informal) bed and breakfast
- (payment for accommodations): rent
- (UK retirement schemes): AVC, buyout policy, FSAVC, GPP, GSHP, GSIPP, personal pension, retirement annuity contract, S2P, SERPS, SIPP, SSAS, stakeholder pension
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- (to force to retire): pension off
- A pension, boarding house
- A regularly made payment, as admission to certain boarding establishments
- The services such establishment provides, notably lodging and some meals
- accusative singular of pensio
pension f (plural pensions)
- A pension, regularly received payment
- pension à taux plein
- full pension
- A pension, boarding house
- A regularly made payment, as admission to certain boarding establishments (notably schools)
- board; (The services such establishment provides, notably lodging and some meals)
- pensionnaire m
- pensionnat m
- pensionné m
- pension alimentaire
- pension d'état
- pension de retraite
- Greek: πανσιόν f (pansión, “pension”)
- “pension” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Alternative form of
- pension, retirement
- att gå i pension
- to retire
- pension, periodic payments from a retirement fund
- pension, accommodation
|Declension of pension|
pension f (invariable)