perquisite

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin perquīsītum ‎(something acquired for profit).

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perquisite ‎(plural perquisites)

  1. (mostly plural) Any monetary or other incidental benefit beyond salary.
    The perquisites of this job include health insurance and a performance bonus.
  2. A gratuity.
    After the wonderful service that evening he didn’t hesitate in laying a substantial perquisite on the table.
  3. A privilege or possession held or claimed exclusively by a certain person, group or class.
    Private jets and motor yachts are a perquisite of the rich.

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Verb[edit]

perquisite

  1. second-person plural present indicative of perquisire
  2. second-person plural imperative of perquisire
  3. feminine plural of perquisito

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Participle[edit]

perquīsīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of perquīsītus