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[pen-shuh-ner] /ˈpɛn ʃə nər/

a person who receives or lives on a .
a hireling.
a student at Cambridge University who pays for his or her commons and other expenses, and is not supported by any foundation.
Obsolete. a gentleman-at-arms.
a person who is receiving a pension, esp an old-age pension from the state
a person dependent on the pay or bounty of another
(obsolete, Brit) another name for gentleman-at-arms

late 15c., from Anglo-French pensionner, from Old French pensionnier (mid-14c.), from Medieval Latin pensionarius, from pension (see pension (n.)).


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