pensionaris

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  • Hyphenation: pen‧si‧o‧na‧ris

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pensionarius, from pensio 'payment, pension' (from pendere 'to weigh, value, pay')

Noun[edit]

pensionaris m ‎(plural pensionarissen)

  1. (literally) A pensioner, recipient of an annual pension; this may be an actual remuneration or rather a gratification for goodwill
  2. (historical) A pensionary, major public official receiving an annual fee for his important legal and other services, mainly as city legal counsel and often representative in the estates (assembly)

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