Pennyworth to Pentateuchal

(Pen"ny*worth`) n.

1. A penny's worth; as much as may be bought for a penny. "A dear pennyworth." Evelyn.

2. Hence: The full value of one's penny expended; due return for money laid out; a good bargain; a bargain.

The priests sold the better pennyworths.

3. A small quantity; a trifle. Bacon.

(Pen"ock) n. See Pend.

(Pen`o*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to penology.

(Pe*nol"o*gist) n. One versed in, or a student of, penology.

(Pe*nol"o*gy) n. [Gr. or L. poena, punishment + -logy.] The science or art of punishment. [Written also pœnology.]

(Pen"rack`) n. A rack for pens not in use.

(Pens) n., pl. of Penny. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Pen"sa*tive) a. Pensive. [Obs.] Shelton.

(Pen"sel) n. A pencel. Chaucer.

(Pen"si*ble) a. Held aloft. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Pen"sile) a. [L. pensilis, fr. pendere to hang: cf. OE. pensil. See Pendant.] Hanging; suspended; pendent; pendulous. Bacon.

The long, pensile branches of the birches.
W. Howitt.

(Pen"sile*ness), n. State or quality of being pensile; pendulousness.

(Pen"sion) n. [F., fr. L. pensio a paying, payment, fr. pendere, pensum, to weight, to pay; akin to pendre to hang. See Pendant, and cf. Spend.]

1. A payment; a tribute; something paid or given. [Obs.]

The stomach's pension, and the time's expense.

2. A stated allowance to a person in consideration of past services; payment made to one retired from service, on account of age, disability, or other cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers killed in service, or to meritorious authors, or the like.

To all that kept the city pensions and wages.
1 Esd. iv. 56.

3. A certain sum of money paid to a clergyman in lieu of tithes. [Eng.] Mozley & W.

4. [F., pronounced .] A boarding house or boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.

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