Definition of half pay in English:

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half pay

Pronunciation: /ˈˌhaf ˈpā/


Half of a person’s normal or previous salary or wages: a sabbatical year during which he would receive half pay from Fordham University
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  • Several 18th and 19th-century armies and navies placed unemployed officers on half pay as a way of reducing the cost of the active establishment while retaining a nucleus of trained officers.
  • The most vulnerable Special Forces troops are those with twenty years service, and thus eligible to retire on half pay.
  • To make the finances work, he asked the remaining employees to work half-time for half pay, and he and his partner took 75% salary cuts.

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