Pensionaries
Pensionary Pen"sion*a*ry, n.; pl. {Pensionaries}. [Cf. F. pensionnaire. Cf. {Pensioner}.] 1. One who receives a pension; a pensioner. --E. Hall. [1913 Webster]

2. One of the chief magistrates of towns in Holland. [1913 Webster]

{Grand pensionary}, the title of the prime minister, or or president of the Council, of Holland when a republic. [1913 Webster]


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