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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
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Compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)
Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
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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