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perquisite

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Noun
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per=qui=site

CIDE DICTIONARY

perquisiten. [L. perquisitum, fr. perquisitus, p. p. of perquirere to ask for diligently; per + quaerere to seek. See Per-, and Quest.].
  •  Something gained from a place or employment over and above the ordinary salary or fixed wages for services rendered; especially, a fee allowed by law to an officer for a specific service.  [1913 Webster]
    "The pillage of a place taken by storm was regarded as the perquisite of the soldiers."  [1913 Webster]
    "The best perquisites of a place are the advantages it gaves a man of doing good."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Things gotten by a man's own industry, or purchased with his own money, as opposed to things which come to him by descent.  Mozley & W.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

perquisite, n.
1 an extra profit or allowance additional to a main income etc.
2 a customary extra right or privilege.
3 an incidental benefit attached to employment etc.
4 a thing which has served its primary use and to which a subordinate or servant has a customary right.

Etymology
ME f. med.L perquisitum f. L perquirere search diligently for (as PER-, quaerere seek)

THESAURUS

perquisite

Trinkgeld, accessories, appanages, appendages, appointments, appurtenances, belongings, blackmail, bonus, bonus system, boodle, booty, bounty, bribe, capital gains, choses, choses in action, choses in possession, choses local, choses transitory, cleanup, clear profit, consideration, dividends, donative, double time, earnings, fee, filthy lucre, fringe benefit, gain, gains, get, gettings, gleanings, graft, gratuity, gravy, grease, gross, gross profit, haul, hoard, honorarium, hot goods, incentive pay, income, inducement, interest, killing, lagniappe, largess, liberality, loot, lucre, makings, material things, movables, neat profit, net, net profit, overtime pay, palm oil, paper profits, paraphernalia, pelf, percentage, perk, perks, perquisites, personal effects, pickings, plunder, pork barrel, pourboire, premium, prize, proceeds, profit, profits, public till, public trough, rake-off, receipts, return, returns, salve, solatium, something extra, spoil, spoils, spoils of office, sportula, squeeze, stealings, stolen goods, store, swag, sweetener, take, take-in, things, till, tip, trappings, wealth, winnings

ROGET THESAURUS

perquisite

Reward

N reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon, price, indemnity, indemnification, quittance, compensation, reparation, redress, satisfaction, reckoning, acknowledgment, requital, amends, sop, atonement, retribution, consideration, return, quid pro quo, salvage, perquisite, vail, douceur, bribe, hush money, smart money, blackmail, extortion, carcelage, solatium, allowance, salary, stipend, wages, compensation, pay, payment, emolument, tribute, batta, shot, scot, bonus, premium, tip, fee, honorarium, hire, dasturi, dustoori, mileage, crown, remunerative, remuneratory, munerary, compensatory, retributive, reparatory, rewarding, satisfactory, fideli certa merces, honor virtutis praemium, tibi seris tibi metis.


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