Wednesday, July 09, 2008
emolument noun [ih-MOL-yuh-muhnt] The wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation.
Definitions for emolument
- The wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation.
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Citations for emolument
The record indicates that few grandees who pleaded poverty to avoid service were left without substantial maintenance grants and emoluments and that the Crown gladly financed their luxurious military lifestyles.
Although not very rich, he is easy in his circumstances and would not with a view to emolument alone wish for employment.
Origin of emolument
Emolument derives from Latin emolumentum, originally a sum paid to a miller for grinding out one's wheat, from molere, "to grind." It is related to molar, the "grinding" tooth.