[ pen-shuh n; French pahn-syawn for 3 ]SEE DEFINITION OF pensioning
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I would give anything to have a decent excuse for pensioning him off.

This seems to be a kindly way of pensioning off an old parish chaplain.

Surely it may be claimed for our brave fellows that a more liberal system of pensioning be adopted.

This habit of pensioning officials, as well as musicians and poets, is very agreeable to the Germans.

The pensioning of the youth is really more dangerous than to pension age.

The obligation to provide corrodies for royal nominees pressed more heavily than the duty of pensioning royal clerks.

The new emperor showed himself more merciful, by pensioning instead of destroying his unfortunate foes.

Pensioning off his other wife, he took the young girl himself and sold the mother to the local chief for a ton of copra.

Pensioning, never justifiable except in special exigencies, becomes the rule.

He began his reign by providing for old friends,—pensioning some and placing others in lucrative offices.