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Forming or serving as a pension:‘the reduction of pensionary benefits’
1historical A leading town official in the Netherlands during the 14th–18th centuries.
2dated A person who receives a pension:‘she was a pensionary of the family’
Late 15th century (in sense ‘paying a pension’): from pension + -ary, after medieval Latin pensionarius paying a pension.
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