Pen"sion*er (?), n.
One in receipt of a pension; hence, figuratively, a dependent.
The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train.
Old pensioners . . . of Chelsea Hospital.
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.
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