pension

(redirected from Political pension)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Political pension: pensioneer, retired, retiree

pen·sion 1

 (pĕn′shən)
n.
A sum of money paid regularly as a retirement benefit or by way of patronage.
tr.v. pen·sioned, pen·sion·ing, pen·sions
1. To grant a pension to.
2. To retire or dismiss with a pension: "Some French farmers suggest that the Government pension off the older and less efficient farmers" (E.J. Dionne, Jr.).

[Middle English pensioun, payment, from Old French pension, from Latin pēnsiō, pēnsiōn-, from pēnsus, past participle of pendere, to weigh, pay; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

pen′sion·a·ble adj.

pen·sion 2

 (päN-syôN′)
n.
1. A boarding house or small hotel in Europe: "A pension had somewhat less to offer than a hotel; it was always smaller, and never elegant; it sometimes offered breakfast, and sometimes not" (John Irving).
2. Accommodations or the payment for accommodations, especially at a boarding house or small hotel in Europe.
3. Room and board.

[French, from Old French, payment; see pension1.]

pension

(ˈpɛnʃən)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a regular payment made by the state to people over a certain age to enable them to subsist without having to work
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a regular payment made by an employer to former employees after they retire
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a regular payment made to a retired person as the result of his or her contributions to a personal pension scheme
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any regular payment made on charitable grounds, by way of patronage, or in recognition of merit, service, etc: a pension paid to a disabled soldier.
vb
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to grant a pension to
[C14: via Old French from Latin pēnsiō a payment, from pendere to pay]
ˈpensionable adj
ˈpensionless adj

pension

(pɑ̃sjɔ̃)
(in France and some other countries) n
1. (Commerce) a relatively cheap boarding house
2. (Commerce) another name for full board
[C17: French; extended meaning of pension grant; see pension1]

pen•sion

(ˈpɛn ʃən; Fr. pɑ̃ˈsyɔ̃ for 3 )

n., pl. -sions (-ʃənz; Fr. -ˈsyɔ̃ for 3 )

v. n.
1. a fixed amount, other than wages, paid at regular intervals to a person or to the person's surviving dependents for past services, injury or loss sustained, etc.
2. an allowance, annuity, or subsidy.
3. (in Europe)
a. a boardinghouse or small hotel.
b. room and board.
v.t.
4. to grant or pay a pension to.
5. to cause to retire on a pension (usu. fol. by off).
[1325–75; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin pēnsiō weighing out, payment, derivative (with -tiō -tion) of pendere to weigh out, pay by weight; (definition 3) < French]
pen′sion•a•ble, adj.

pension


Past participle: pensioned
Gerund: pensioning

Imperative
pension
pension
Present
I pension
you pension
he/she/it pensions
we pension
you pension
they pension
Preterite
I pensioned
you pensioned
he/she/it pensioned
we pensioned
you pensioned
they pensioned
Present Continuous
I am pensioning
you are pensioning
he/she/it is pensioning
we are pensioning
you are pensioning
they are pensioning
Present Perfect
I have pensioned
you have pensioned
he/she/it has pensioned
we have pensioned
you have pensioned
they have pensioned
Past Continuous
I was pensioning
you were pensioning
he/she/it was pensioning
we were pensioning
you were pensioning
they were pensioning
Past Perfect
I had pensioned
you had pensioned
he/she/it had pensioned
we had pensioned
you had pensioned
they had pensioned
Future
I will pension
you will pension
he/she/it will pension
we will pension
you will pension
they will pension
Future Perfect
I will have pensioned
you will have pensioned
he/she/it will have pensioned
we will have pensioned
you will have pensioned
they will have pensioned
Future Continuous
I will be pensioning
you will be pensioning
he/she/it will be pensioning
we will be pensioning
you will be pensioning
they will be pensioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pensioning
you have been pensioning
he/she/it has been pensioning
we have been pensioning
you have been pensioning
they have been pensioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pensioning
you will have been pensioning
he/she/it will have been pensioning
we will have been pensioning
you will have been pensioning
they will have been pensioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pensioning
you had been pensioning
he/she/it had been pensioning
we had been pensioning
you had been pensioning
they had been pensioning
Conditional
I would pension
you would pension
he/she/it would pension
we would pension
you would pension
they would pension
Past Conditional
I would have pensioned
you would have pensioned
he/she/it would have pensioned
we would have pensioned
you would have pensioned
they would have pensioned

pension

A French word meaning grant, used in Europe to mean a relatively cheap boarding house.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pension - a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without workingpension - a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without working
regular payment - a payment made at regular times
old-age pension, retirement benefit, retirement check, retirement fund, retirement pension, superannuation - a monthly payment made to someone who is retired from work
Verb1.pension - grant a pension to
award, grant - give as judged due or on the basis of merit; "the referee awarded a free kick to the team"; "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified researchers"

pension

noun allowance, benefit, welfare, annuity, superannuation struggling by on a widow's pension

pension

verb
To remove from active service.Also used with off:
Translations
مَعَاشٌمَعاش، راتِب التَّقاعُد
důchodpenze
pension
PensionRenteRuhegeld
eläke
mirovinapansion
nyugdíjpanzió
eftirlaun
年金
연금
išleisti į pensijąpensijapensininkas
pensija
penzia
pokojnina
pension
บำนาญ
lương hưu

pension

1 [ˈpenʃən]
A. Npensión f
to claim/draw one's or a pensionsolicitar/estar cobrando una pensión
to retire on a pensionjubilarse
to retire on full pensionretirarse con toda la jubilación
company pensionplan m de pensiones de la empresa
disability/invalidity pensionpensión f de invalidez
old age pension(pensión f de) jubilación f, retiro m
personal or private pensionplan m de pensiones personal
retirement pensionretiro m, (pensión f de) jubilación f
state pensionpensión f estatal
war pensionpensión f de guerra
widow's pensionpensión f de viudedad
B. VT (= allow to retire) → jubilar; (= give pension) → pagar una pensión a
C. CPD pension benefits NPLpensión f dinero que se cobra de la misma
pension book Nlibreta f de pensión
pension contributions NPLaportaciones mpl a la pensión
pension fund Nfondo m de pensiones
pension plan, pension scheme Nplan m de pensiones
pension rights NPLderechos mpl de pensión
pension off VT + ADV (lit) → jubilar
isn't it time you pensioned off that car of yours?¿no va siendo hora de que jubiles ese coche?

pension

2 [ˈpɔ̃sjɔ̃] N (= hotel) → pensión f

pension

[ˈpɛnʃən]
n
(gen)retraite f
[soldier] → pension f
modif [system] → de retraite; [contributions] → à la retraite; [entitlement] → à la retraite pension provision, pension provider, pension benefits
pension off
vt sep [+ employee] → mettre à la retraite

pension

nRente f; (for civil servants also) → Pension f, → Ruhegehalt nt (form); company pensionbetriebliche Altersversorgung; to be entitled to a pensionAnspruch auf eine Rente etc haben, rentenberechtigt/pensionsberechtigt sein; to be living on a pensionvon der Rente etc leben; to get a pensioneine Rente etc beziehen

pension

:
pension fund
nRentenfonds m
pension plan
nAltersversorgungsplan m
pension rights
pension scheme

pension

[ˈpɛnʃn] npensione f
pension off vt + advmandare in pensione

pension

(ˈpenʃən) noun
a sum of money paid regularly to a widow, a person who has retired from work, a soldier who has been seriously injured in a war etc. He lives on his pension; a retirement pension.
ˈpensioner noun
a person who receives a pension, especially (old age pensioner) one who receives a retirement pension.
pension off
to allow to retire, or to dismiss, with a pension. They pensioned him off when they found a younger man for the job.

pension

مَعَاشٌ důchod pension Rente σύνταξη pensión eläke retraite mirovina pensione 年金 연금 pensioen pensjon emerytura aposentadoria, reforma пенсия pension บำนาญ emekli maaşı lương hưu 退休金
References in periodicals archive ?
Chaudhary was divested of the prisons portfolio and allotted the lesser important and partially defunct political pension department.
But his detractors point to his inability to prevent the break-up of his party, his misguided political overtures to Hitler's Germany in the 1930s and his use of the honours system as a political pension plan.
Link-age/Countrywide, that I represent, is the only non-party political pension pressure group in the UK with a manifesto campaign calling for UK state pensions to be brought in line with the EU.