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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bonus  \Bo"nus\,  n.;  pl  {Bonuses}.  [L.  bonus  good.  Cf  {Bonny}.] 
  1.  (Law)  A  premium  given  for  a  loan,  or  for  a  charter  or 
  other  privilege  granted  to  a  company;  as  the  bank  paid  a 
  bonus  for  its  charter.  --Bouvier. 
 
  2.  An  extra  dividend  to  the  shareholders  of  a  joint  stock 
  company,  out  of  accumulated  profits. 
 
  3.  Money  paid  in  addition  to  a  stated  compensation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bonus 
  n  1:  anything  that  tends  to  arouse;  "his  approval  was  an  added 
  fillip"  [syn:  {fillip}] 
  2:  an  additional  payment  to  employees  as  a  means  of  increasing 
  output  [syn:  {incentive}] 




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