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pensionary Syllabification: pen·sion·ar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈpenSHəˌnerē/

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Definition of pensionary in English:


Of or concerning a pension.

noun (plural pensionaries)

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1A pensioner.
2A creature; a hireling.


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

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