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Meaning of gentleman-pensioner

gen•tle•man-pen•sion•er

Pronunciation: ( jen'tl-mun-pen'shu-nur), [key]
— pl. gen•tle•men-pen•sion•ers.
  1. (formerly) a gentleman-at-arms.
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