Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > O’tium cum Dig. [dignita’te].

 Oth’man, Os’man, or Oth’oman,Otos. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
O’tium cum Dig. [dignita’te].
Retirement after a person has given up business and has saved enough to live upon in comfort. The words are Latin, and mean “retirement with honour.” They are more frequently used in jest, familiarity, and ridicule.   1

 Oth’man, Os’man, or Oth’oman,Otos. 

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