Re*tire"ment (?), n. [Cf. F. retirement.]
The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer.
O, blest Retirement, friend of life's decline.
Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books.
A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode.
This coast full of princely retirements for the sumptousness of their buildings and nobleness of the plantations.
Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus.
Syn. -- Solitude; withdrawment; departure; retreat; seclusion; privacy. See Solitude.
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