Emolument definition

ĭ-mŏlyə-mənt
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Payment for an office or employment; compensation.
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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.

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A payment or other benefit received as a result of employment or of the holding of a public office.
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Gain from employment or position; payment received for work; salary, wages, fees, etc.
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Payment for an office or employment; compensation for a job, which is usually monetary.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
emolument
Plural:
emoluments

Origin of emolument

  • 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 melə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French emolument, from Latin emolumentum

    From Wiktionary