(?), n. 1. One in receipt of a pension; hence, figuratively, a dependent.
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The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train.
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Old pensioners . . . of Chelsea Hospital.
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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 150 and two horses.
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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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