Pennyworth to Pentateuchal
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.Locke.
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 pnology.]
(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.
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.Sylvester.
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.