Pen"sion*er (?), n.

1.

One in receipt of a pension; hence, figuratively, a dependent.

The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. Milton.

Old pensioners . . . of Chelsea Hospital. Macaulay.

2.

One of an honorable band of gentlemen who attend the sovereign of England on state occasions, and receive an annual pension, or allowance, of �x9c;150 and two horses.

3. [Cf. F. pensionnaire one who pays for his board. Cf. Pensionary, n.]

In the university of Cambridge, England, one who pays for his living in commons; -- corresponding to commoner at Oxford.

Ld. Lytton.

 

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