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early retirement Syllabification: ear·ly re·tire·ment

Definition of early retirement in English:


The practice of leaving employment before the statutory age, especially on favorable financial terms.
Example sentences
  • Why should the rest of us pay for public employees to take early retirement and guaranteed pensions funded partly by public money.
  • Shortly afterwards a more senior executive also used the merger as an excuse to force early retirement upon the manager.
  • Reality is that, through financial necessity, early retirement is not an option.
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