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From aposento (home).

Folk etymology suggests that the term's meaning shifted with when Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Portugal and the Portuguese nobles fled to Brazil, claiming for themselves a right to expel someone from their house and move in, subject only to the requirement that they pay the expellee rent.


  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /a.ˌpo.zẽ.ˌˈɾi.a/, /a.ˌpo.zẽ.ˌˈɾi.ɐ/


aposentadoria f (plural aposentadorias)

  1. retirement (the act of retiring)
  2. (uncountable) The state of being retired
    Synonym: reforma
  3. (Brazil) the pension payed to retired people

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