Pronunciation: (pen'shu-nur), [key]
1. a person who receives or lives on a pension.
2. a hireling.
3. a student at Cambridge University who pays for his or her commons and other expenses, and is not supported by any foundation.
4. Obs.a gentleman-at-arms.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.