I was satisfied; and taking the tongue, (the hunter's perquisite,) I returned to my companions.
For every box of opium sold, the mate got a china dollar as a perquisite.
Under the Restoration, nobility became a sort of perquisite to the "roturiers" who served in the Guard.
Well, dear one, I would be sure of it if they could only see the perquisite that goes along with me.
They keep all the straw as their perquisite; and it is the landlords duty to provide them with the seed grain.
Indeed I fancied he would be my perquisite, but there are plenty as good.
And in this, perhaps, we find the origin of our word "perquisite."
Nevertheless, his satisfaction at the perquisite far exceeded his surprise.
The sum collected is at present the perquisite of M. Sagrista and the two principal Masters of ceremonies.
They are handed over to the Ōdumpillai as a perquisite, and all the guests are fed.
mid-15c., "property acquired other than by inheritance," from Medieval Latin perquisitum "thing gained, profit," in classical Latin, "thing sought after," noun use of neuter past participle of perquirere "to seek, ask for," from per- "thoroughly" (see per) + quærere "to seek" (see query (v.)). For Latin vowel change, see acquisition. General meaning "fee or profit on top of regular wages" first recorded 1560s.