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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Retirement  \Re*tire"ment\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  retirement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  retiring,  or  the  state  of  being  retired; 
  withdrawal;  seclusion;  as  the  retirement  of  an  officer. 
  O,  blest  Retirement,  friend  of  life's  decline 
  Retirement,  rural  quiet,  friendship,  books. 
  2.  A  place  of  seclusion  or  privacy;  a  place  to  which  one 
  withdraws  or  retreats;  a  private  abode.  [Archaic] 
  This  coast  full  of  princely  retirements  for  the 
  sumptousness  of  their  buildings  and  nobleness  of  the 
  plantations.  --Evelyn. 
  Caprea  had  been  the  retirement  of  Augustus. 
  Syn:  Solitude;  withdrawment;  departure;  retreat;  seclusion; 
  privacy.  See  {Solitude}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  retired  from  one's  business  or  occupation 
  2:  withdrawal  from  your  position  or  occupation 
  3:  withdrawal  for  prayer  and  study  and  meditation;  "a  religous 
  retreat"  [syn:  {retreat}] 

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