half-pay


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Noun1.half-pay - reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time
pay, remuneration, salary, wage, earnings - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
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half-pay

[ˈhɑːfˈpeɪ]
A. Nmedia paga f
to retire on half-payjubilarse con media paga
B. CPD half-pay officer Nmilitar m retirado
References in classic literature ?
Kenwigs and Susan, yesterday was a week she eloped with a half-pay captain
He had a scar on his forehead, which did not so much injure his beauty as it denoted his valour (for he was a half-pay officer).
Was it fair, was it honorable, that a half-pay surgeon should take such advantage of an intimacy which chance had brought about?
Mr Inspector, in a dark-blue buttoned-up frock coat and pantaloons, presented a serviceable, half-pay, Royal Arms kind of appearance, as he applied his pocket handkerchief to his nose and bowed to the lady.
This being a central quarter, he quickly made a very large connection; and on levee days, was sometimes known to have as many as twenty half-pay officers waiting their turn for polishing.
When Major Effingham yielded to the claims of age, he retired with dignity, refusing his half-pay or any other compensation for services that he felt he could no longer perform.
As a first step she had made Crawley sell out of the Guards and go on half-pay.
Here the half-pay officer, who was growing very muzzy and sleepy, and nodding over his liquor, with half-extinguished eye, suddenly gleamed up like an expiring rush-light.
Marseilles is filled with half-pay officers, who are daily, under one frivolous pretext or other, getting up quarrels with the royalists; from hence arise continual and fatal duels among the higher classes of persons, and assassinations in the lower.
The disbandment of the Imperial troops and the reorganization of the Royal army caused a change in the destination of many officers, who returned, some on half-pay, others with or without a pension, to their native towns,-- all having a desire to counteract their luckless fate, and to end their life in a way which might to Rose Cormon be a happy beginning of hers.
Julia went there at Christmas two years ago, and met there a half-pay major of marines, to whom she became engaged.
Lloyd's posted the Loughbank as missing, and the owners ceased the monthly remittance of Samuel's half-pay to his wife.