Definition for RE-TIRE'MENT


  1. The act of withdrawing from company or from public notice or station. – Milton.
  2. The state of being withdrawn; as, the retirement of the mind from the senses. – Locke.
  3. Private abode; habitation secluded from much society or from public life. Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus. – Addison. Retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome. – Washington.
  4. Private way of life. Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, / Progressive virtue and approving heaven. – Thomson.

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