Definition of pensionary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpenSHəˌnerē/


Of or concerning a pension.
Example sentences
  • To meet the higher pensionary payments due to increase in the number of pensioners and higher dearness relief, appropriation to the Pension Fund has been enhanced.
  • Such measures could take appropriate account of his testamentary and pensionary expectations.
  • Have an idea of what pensionary benefits you are entitled to so that you can assess whether you can keep up the standard of living that you are used to, after retirement.

noun (plural pensionaries)

1A pensioner.
2A creature; a hireling.


Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin pensionarius 'receiver or payer of a pension'.

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Syllabification: pen·sion·ar·y

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