noun (plural pronounced same)
(In France and other European countries) a boarding school.
- At the end of the walk is a relic from the long-distant days when the pensionnat was a convent - an ancient, largely dead, pear-tree, nicknamed (for its age) Methuselah.
- Her daughters she prepared for important social positions by educating them in a Swiss pensionnat where they could perfect their French.
- The method he adopted in teaching them was rather that of a University professor than such as usually is used in a pensionnat.
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