Definition of pensionary in English:

pensionary

adjective

  • Forming or serving as a pension:

    ‘the reduction of pensionary benefits’

noun

  • 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’

Origin

Late 15th century (in sense ‘paying a pension’): from pension + -ary, after medieval Latin pensionarius paying a pension.

Pronunciation

pensionary

/ˈpɛnʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/