Origin of emolument
Examples from the Web for emolument
The laws were framed and administered for their protection and emolument.Liberty In The Nineteenth Century|Frederic May Holland
When they found he was not to be bullied they treated with him, and gave him every honour and emolument he could desire.The Greville Memoirs|Charles C. F. Greville
He regarded him as a dangerous man, and one wholly unfit to fill any office of trust or emolument.Homes of American Statesmen|Various
The preceptorship, however honourable, was perhaps not worth much on the score of emolument.
Some of these, as is well known, carry little or no emolument with them, but some are rich in the good things of this world.Framley Parsonage|Anthony Trollope
Word Origin 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).