perquisite definition

  • noun:
    • A payment or profit obtained and a regular wage or income, especially an advantage anticipated as you's due. See Synonyms at right.
    • A tip; a gratuity.
    • Something claimed as an exclusive right: "Politics was the perquisite of the upper class” ( Richard B. Sewall).
    • Any monetary or other incidental advantage beyond wage.
    • A gratuity.
    • A privilege or ownership held or reported exclusively by a particular person, group or class.
    • Something gained from a spot or work past the ordinary salary or fixed wages for services rendered; particularly, a fee permitted legally to an officer for a specific solution.
    • Things gotten by a man's own industry, or bought with his own money, in the place of things that arrived at him by descent.
    • An incidental emolument, profit, gain, or fee, in addition to the fixed or satisfied income, salary, or earnings; some thing obtained incidentally and likewise to regular earnings, salary, fees, etc.
    • in-law, whatever one gets by industry or expenditures along with his cash, as distinguished from things that come to him by lineage.
    • an incidental advantage awarded for several types of employment (especially if it's regarded as a right)
    • the right set aside solely by a person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
  • others:
    • that could or must certanly be sought out.

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