In a recent non-published decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals not only quoted one reference for the books but a 1977 edition to boot of 1977 edition of Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary. Even if I had this dictionary still in my library, I would be inclined to refer to it as my "Old" Collegiate Dictionary. Seriously folks, dictionaries sometimes come in handy to explain what case law and statutes might find unexplainable. Or as I used to say about legal research - "The obscure is difficult to find, but the truly obvious is well-nigh impossible!"
CITY OF HAZARD, KY V. BRYANT
Judge: REVERSING AND REMANDING
As defined in the 1977 edition of Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, “retire” means “to withdraw from one’s position or occupation: conclude one’s working or professional career”; “retirement” means “withdrawal from one’s position or occupation or from active working life”; and “pension” means “a fixed sum paid regularly to a person: one paid under given conditions to a person following his retirement from service or to his surviving dependents.”