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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. (goldsmith) Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books. (Thomson)

2. A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode. 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. (Addison)

Synonym: solitude, withdrawment, departure, retreat, seclusion, privacy. See Solitude.

Origin: Cf. F. Retirement.

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