emolument

[ih-mol-yuh-muh nt]
noun
  1. 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
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Related Words for emoluments

profit, pay, compensation

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British Dictionary definitions for emoluments

emolument

noun
  1. the profit arising from an office or employment, usually in the form of fees or wages

Word Origin for emolument

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

emolument

n.

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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