emolument








noun

  1. profit, salary, or fees from office or employment; compensation for services: Tips are an emolument in addition to wages.

noun

  1. the profit arising from an office or employment, usually in the form of fees or wages
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French √©molument and directly from Latin emolumentum “profit, gain,” perhaps originally “payment to a miller for grinding corn,” from emolere “grind out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + molere “to grind” (see mallet).

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