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[ih-mol-yuh-muh nt] /ɪˈmɒl yə mənt/
profit, salary, or fees from office or employment; compensation for services:
Tips are an emolument in addition to wages.
Origin of emolument
1470-80; < Latin ēmolumentum advantage, benefit, equivalent to ēmol(ere) to grind out, produce by grinding (ē- e-1 + molere to grind; see mill1) + -u-, variant before labials of -i- -i- + -mentum -ment Unabridged
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the profit arising from an office or employment, usually in the form of fees or wages
Word Origin
C15: from Latin ēmolumentum benefit; originally, fee paid to a miller, from ēmolere, from molere to grind
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Word Origin and History for emolument

mid-15c., from Middle French émolument and directly from Latin emolumentum "profit, gain," perhaps originally "payment to a miller for grinding corn," from emolere "grind out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + molere "to grind" (see mallet).

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