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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pen·sion /ˈpɛn(t)ʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen·sion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pensioned p. pr. & vb. n. Pensioning.] To grant a pension to; to pay a regular stipend to; in consideration of service already performed; -- sometimes followed by off; as, to pension off a servant.
    One knighted Blackmore, and one pensioned Quarles.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen·sion n.
 1. A payment; a tribute; something paid or given. [Obs.]
    The stomach's pension, and the time's expense.   --Sylvester.
 2. A stated allowance to a person in consideration of past services; payment made to one retired from service, on account of age, disability, or other cause; also, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers killed in service, or to meritorious authors, or the like.
    To all that kept the city pensions and wages.   --1 Esd. iv. 56.
 3. A certain sum of money paid to a clergyman in lieu of tithes. [Eng.]
 4.  A boarding house or boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a regular payment to a person that iis intended to allow
          them to subsist without working
      v : grant a pension to [syn: pension off]