pensionaris

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin pensionarius, from pensio 'payment, pension' (from pendere 'to weigh, value, pay')

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  • Hyphenation: pen‧si‧o‧na‧ris

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pensionaris m (plural pensionarissen)

  1. (literally) A pensioner, recipient of an annual pension; this may be an actual remuneration or rather a gratification for goodwill
  2. (history) A pensionary, major public official receiving an annual fee for his important legal and other services, mainly as city legal counsel and often representative in the estates (assembly)

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