superannuation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n superannuation the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
    • n superannuation the property of being out of date and not current
    • n superannuation a monthly payment made to someone who is retired from work
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Superannuation The state of being superannuated, or too old for office or business; the state of being disqualified by old age; decrepitude. "The world itself is in a state of superannuation .""Slyness blinking through the watery eye of superannuation ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n superannuation The condition of being superannuated; disqualification on account of old age; of persons, senility; decrepitude.
    • n superannuation The state of being superannuated, or removed from office, employment, or the like, and receiving an allowance on account of long service or of old age or infirmity; also, a pension or allowance granted on such account. Also used attributively: as, a superannuation list.
    • n superannuation The state of having lived beyond the normal period.
    • n superannuation Antiquated character.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Superannuation state of being superannuated: the allowance granted in consideration of such
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
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    “There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. super, above, annus, a year.

Usage

In literature:

That is a privilege I shall not know until I am superannuated.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
Provision for existing pensions and superannuation allowances.
"England's Case Against Home Rule" by Albert Venn Dicey
It suggested a superannuated human being whose loudest utterances have sunk to ghostly whispers in a corner.
"A Cathedral Singer" by James Lane Allen
As to existing pensions and superannuation allowances.
"A Leap in the Dark" by A.V. Dicey
Dr. Blimber is, perhaps, a little superannuated, but still holds his own.
"Matthew Arnold" by G. W. E. Russell
They are, or ought to be, superannuated, out of date.
"Armageddon--And After" by W. L. Courtney
His duty was that of serving on the board appointed by Congress to retire superannuated officers from the active service.
"Dewey and Other Naval Commanders" by Edward S. Ellis
Until then I had no chance of joining a superannuation fund.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
I have been superannuated two years.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
A charmin' retreat fer supernumerary superannuates, he calls it.
"Lady Larkspur" by Meredith Nicholson
Could His poor, feeble, "superannuated" old servant ever speak the message that needed to be spoken that night?
"On Christmas Day In The Evening" by Grace Louise Smith Richmond
They looked exactly like two respectable superannuated old clergymen; one the picture of Boruwlaski.
"The "Ladies of Llangollen" as Sketched by Many Hands; with Notices of Other Objects of Interest in "That Sweetest of Vales"" by John Hicklin
The ministry are classified as Effective, Supernumerary, Superannuate, and Local.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
He understood also that the Yankees had brought up a gun, and that the captain was answering with the superannuated howitzer.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Infant negroes, sick, infirm and superannuated negroes, hold most valuable property in the services and capital of their masters.
"Cannibals all!" by George Fitzhugh
Superannuated ideas surround and cling to him like the mouldy air of the sepulchre.
"The Story of a Genius" by Ossip Schubin
Tell Hiram ter come in right now,' cried a chirping voice, like a superannuated cricket.
"The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" by Charles Egbert Craddock
He was superannuated about two years ago.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
Those officers whose bodies and minds have grown old in peace are removed, or superannuated, or they die.
"French Classics" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
The Court granted Dr. Hills a superannuation allowance of 600 per annum.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
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In poetry:

Love, will you look with me
Upon the phosphor-litten labor of the worm—
Time's minister, who toils for his appointed term,
And has for fee
All superannuate loves, and all the loves to be?
"Interrogation" by Clark Ashton Smith
SHE would not keep at home, the foolish woman,
She would not mind her precious girls and boys,
She had to go, for it was Sunday morning,
Down the hot road and to the barren pew
And there abuse her superannuate knees
To make a prayer.
"Prayer" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Simple Superannuation – Online Business Insurance Consultants Make Superannuation Easy.
NZ Superannuation Fund chief executive Adrian Orr.
A Weekend Herald feature article on retirement income savings was strongly critical of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund's construct and recent performance.
The so-called Occupy Wall Street movement is drawing some support from beyond the standard assemblage of superannuated hippies , dopey college kids and fatuous liberal journalists.
Ltd, the A$32 billion (US$33.2 billion) superannuation fund for Australia's university and research sector, has stepped off the beaten path in its efforts to lower fees, boost returns and better control volatility.
Heath Mottram was named head of fixed income and liability management at the Universities Superannuation Scheme Investment Management, which manages the £34.2 billion ($54.3 billion) USS, Liverpool, England.
Neil Williams said New Zealand Superannuation Fund officials are 'very committed' to the tilt strategy.
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