Definition of early retirement in English:

early retirement

noun

  • [mass noun] The practice of leaving employment before the statutory age, especially on favourable financial terms:

    ‘some will be forced to take early retirement’
    [count noun] ‘there is a surge of early retirements among demoralized staff’
    • ‘Reality is that, through financial necessity, early retirement is not an option.’
    • ‘Shortly afterwards a more senior executive also used the merger as an excuse to force early retirement upon the manager.’
    • ‘Layoffs and early retirement have forced many workers to start their own businesses.’
    • ‘After he took early retirement, Leroy looked into financial advising as a new career.’
    • ‘I never take out loans as I have taken early retirement and never intend working again.’
    • ‘Conditions are so bad that many GPs are considering early retirement or trying to find alternative employment.’
    • ‘After Sarah's health worsened she decided to take early retirement.’
    • ‘There has been a wave of early retirement among older teachers over the past five to seven years.’
    • ‘Sadly, for many of these people, early retirement is little more than a pipe dream.’
    • ‘Becoming a father later in life has meant that early retirement is not an option financially.’
    • ‘The meeting is intended to explore the practicalities and planning of early retirement.’
    • ‘Hundt also demanded a higher deduction for pensioners who take early retirement.’
    • ‘By 1945 Princeton gave him early retirement in his own best interests.’
    • ‘Some of those who did not want to move were given the expensive option of early retirement.’
    • ‘He had now embarked on a career which was to be his profession until he took early retirement in recent times.’
    • ‘The majority of this de-layering was achieved through early retirement or voluntary redundancies.’
    • ‘The previous government curbed opposition to job losses by using early retirement.’
    • ‘People are living longer, and flexible pension arrangements mean that early retirement is more often a possibility.’
    • ‘Why should the rest of us pay for public employees to take early retirement and guaranteed pensions funded partly by public money.’
    • ‘Sue was later joined by colleagues for a party to toast her early retirement after more than 21 years in the rail industry.’