emolument


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Emolument

The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; that which is received as a compensation for services, or which is annexed to the possession of office as salary, fees, and perquisites. Any perquisite, advantage, profit, or gain arising from the possession of an office.

emolument

n. salary, wages and benefits paid for employment or an office held.

emolument

noun advance, allowance, benefit, bonus, commission, compensation, consideration, earnings, fee, income, indemnification, pay, payment, profit, recompense, remuneration, requital, restitution, revenue, reward, salary, stipend, tribute, wage
See also: advance, alimony, bounty, brokerage, charge, commission, compensation, consideration, disbursement, earnings, fee, honorarium, pay, payment, pension, perquisite, profit, recompense, remittance, requital, restitution, revenue, reward, wage

emolument

in revenue law, income from employment. Statute defines it as including ‘all salaries, fees, wages, perquisites and profits whatsoever’. Perquisites include benefits in kind.

EMOLUMENT. The lawful gain or profit which arises from an office.

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The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Holding the office directly from the crown, I believe, all the royal emoluments incident to the Cinque Port territories become by assignment his.
From the gift of these a greater number of offices and emoluments will flow.
This being so, to remain in ignorance of the enemy's condition simply because one grudges the outlay of a hundred ounces of silver in honors and emoluments, is the height of inhumanity.
Hutchinson rejoiced to mark the gradual growth of an aristocratic class, to whom the common people, as in duty bound, were learning humbly to resign the honors, emoluments, and authority of state.
With the emoluments of the cardinalship and the ministry, I say too little when I say two millions a year.
He claimed, at least, none of the exemptions and emoluments of the romantic passion.
He has been for some time particularly desirous to serve his country in a post of good emoluments, unaccompanied by any trouble or responsibility.
At the time of which we write, the Chamber did not meddle shabbily with the budget, as it does in the deplorable days in which we now live; it did not contemptibly reduce ministerial emoluments, nor save, as they say in the kitchen, the candle-ends; on the contrary, it granted to each minister taking charge of a public department an indemnity, called an "outfit.
Contending vainly against the disabling advances of rheumatism, Thomas Pennyquick ruefully contemplated the prospect of being laid up at home by a long illness--with a wife and children to support, and with the emoluments attached to his position passing into the pockets of the first stranger who could be found to occupy his place at the inn.
Mr Vincent Crummles was no sooner acquainted with the public announcement which Nicholas had made relative to the probability of his shortly ceasing to be a member of the company, than he evinced many tokens of grief and consternation; and, in the extremity of his despair, even held out certain vague promises of a speedy improvement not only in the amount of his regular salary, but also in the contingent emoluments appertaining to his authorship.
as Mr Dennis swore) the greatest possible curse a civilised community could know, and militating more against the professional emoluments and usefulness of the great constitutional office he had the honour to hold, than any adverse circumstances that could present themselves to his imagination.