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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees);
- Example: "a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emolument \E*mol"u*ment\, n. [L. emolumentum, lit., a working out, fr. emoliri to move out, work out; e out + moliri to set in motion, exert one's self, fr. moles a huge, heavy mass: cf. F. ['e]molument. See Mole a mound.] The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary. [1913 Webster] A long . . . enjoyment of the emoluments of office. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]





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