See also: émolument
emolument (plural emoluments)
- Payment for an office or employment; compensation for a job, which is usually monetary.
1787, Philadelphia Convention, United States Constitution:
- No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Payment for an office or employment