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pension

noun [C] uk   /ˈpen.ʃən/ us  
B2 an amount of money paid regularly by the government or a private company to a person who does not work any more because they are too old or they have become ill: They find it hard to live on their state pension. He won't be able to draw (= receive) his pension until he's 65.
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in Korean 연금…
in Arabic تَقاعُد…
in French pension, rente…
in Turkish emekli maaşı/aylığı…
in Italian pensione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 養老金, 退休金, 撫恤金…
in Russian пенсия…
in Polish emerytura, renta…
in Spanish pensión…
in Portuguese pensão…
in German die Pension…
in Catalan pensió…
in Japanese 年金, 恩給…
in Chinese (Simplified) 养老金, 退休金, 抚恤金…
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