- Half of a person’s normal or previous salary or wages: a sabbatical year during which he would receive half pay from Fordham UniversityMore example sentences
- 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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