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EtymologyEdit

pension +‎ -ary

NounEdit

pensionary (plural pensionaries)

 
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  1. one who receives a pension; a pensioner
  2. (historical) A leading functionary and legal adviser of the principal town corporations in the Netherlands.

AdjectiveEdit

pensionary (not comparable)

  1. maintained by a pension; receiving a pension
    • John Donne
      pensionary spies
  2. pertaining to a pension
    a pensionary provision for maintenance