Origin of emolumentMiddle English from Classical Latin emolumentum, the result of exertion, gain, profit from emolere, to grind out from e-, out + molere, to grind: see mill
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.
Payment for an office or employment; compensation.
Origin of emolumentMiddle 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 - Legal Definition
A payment or other benefit received as a result of employment or of the holding of a public office.
- Two years later he was appointed physician to Queen Elizabeth, with the usual emolument of £too a year.
- There is no proof that any direct emolument was ever attached to the office, while the expense and trouble entailed by it must often have been very great.
- They were insatiable in their demands for office and emolument, and when they discovered that the shah, acting by the advice of the British envoy, was levying from among their tribesmen regiments to be directly under his control, they took care that the plan should fail.
- Every position of influence and emolument was assigned to them; they themselves boastingly called the important province of Irak the garden of Koreish.
- By this act proportional representation was established for both chambers, together with universal manhood suffrage at elections for the Second Chamber, a reduction of the qualifications for eligibility for the First Chamber and a reduction of the electoral term of this chamber from nine to six years, and finally payment of members of the First Chamber, who hitherto had not received any such emolument.