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EMOLUMENT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does emolument mean? 

EMOLUMENT (noun)
  The noun EMOLUMENT has 1 sense:

1. compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)

  Familiarity information: EMOLUMENT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMOLUMENT (noun)


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Meaning:

Compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes

Hypernyms ("emolument" is a kind of...):

compensation (something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury))


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