- profit, salary, or fees from office or employment; compensation for services: Tips are an emolument in addition to wages.
Origin of emolument
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Examples from the Web for emoluments
But beyond his emoluments as a partner in the invention, Alfred Vail had no recompense.Heroes of the Telegraph
His enormous claims for honors and emoluments had been granted.
In that way lay advancement, emoluments, decorations, and the Tsar's favour.The Minister of Evil
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His passion for his profession was intense, yet with it was the keenest love of its emoluments.Art in England
Why not transfer the Dunboyne, with all its endowments and emoluments, to Rome?My New Curate
- the profit arising from an office or employment, usually in the form of fees or wages
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 emoluments
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