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One who is supported by an allowance at the will of another; a de- pendent. It is usually applied (in a public sense) to those who receive pensions or annuities from government, who are chiefly such as have retired from places of honor and emolument. Jacob. Persons making periodical payments are sometimes so called. Thus, resident under- graduates of the university of Cambridge, who are not on the foundation of any college. are spoken of as “pensioners.” Mozley & Whitley.

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