emolument

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French emolument, from Latin emolumentum

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  • IPA(key): /ɪˈmɒljəmənt/

Noun[edit]

emolument (plural emoluments)

  1. Payment for an office or employment; compensation for a job, which is usually monetary.
    • 1908, Washington Irving, chapter 1, The Sketch Book, Collins, page 1:
      Even when a mere child I began my travels, and made many tours of discovery into foreign parts and unknown regions of my native city, to the frequent alarm of my parents, and the emolument of the town crier.

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