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Meaning of EMOLUMENT

Pronunciation:  i'mâlyumunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees); "a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes"

EMOLUMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: compensation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*mol"u*ment\, n. [L. emolumentum, lit., a working
out, fr. emoliri to move out, work out; e out + moliri to set
in motion, exert one's self, fr. moles a huge, heavy mass:
cf. F. ['e]molument. See {Mole} a mound.]
The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain;
compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary.

      A long . . . enjoyment of the emoluments of office.