- Emolument is defined as a salary or fee obtained for holding office or for your employment.
The money you are paid for holding political office is an example of emolument.
emolument definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin emolumentum, the result of exertion, gain, profit ; from emolere, to grind out ; from e-, out plush molere, to grind: see mill
emolument definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Latin ēmolumentum, gain, originally a miller's fee for grinding grain, from ēmolere, to grind out : ē-, ex-, ex- + molere, to grind; see melə- in Indo-European roots.
emolument - Business Definition
emolument - Legal Definition