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emolument

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noun emol·u·ment \i-ˈmäl-yə-mənt\

Definition of emolument

  1. 1 :  the returns arising from office or employment usually in the form of compensation or perquisites

  2. 2 archaic :  advantage



Examples of emolument

  1. <the annual emolument for the director of the charity is officially only one dollar>



Origin of emolument

Middle English, from Latin emolumentum advantage, from emolere to produce by grinding, from e- + molere to grind — more at meal


First Known Use: 15th century


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