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Retiredness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Retired \Re*tired"\, a.
  1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits. A retired part of the peninsula. --Hawthorne.
  2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician. Retired flank (Fort.), a flank bent inward toward the rear of the work. Retired list (Mil. & Naval), a list of officers, who, by reason of advanced age or other disability, are relieved from active service, but still receive a specified amount of pay from the government. -- Re*tired"ly, adv. -- Re*tired"ness, n.
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