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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emolument  \E*mol"u*ment\,  n.  [L.  emolumentum  lit.,  a  working 
  out  fr  emoliri  to  move  out  work  out  e  out  +  moliri  to  set 
  in  motion,  exert  one's  self  fr  moles  a  huge,  heavy  mass: 
  cf  F.  ['e]molument.  See  {Mole}  a  mound.] 
  The  profit  arising  from  office,  employment,  or  labor;  gain; 
  compensation;  advantage;  perquisites,  fees,  or  salary. 
 
  A  long  .  .  .  enjoyment  of  the  emoluments  of  office. 
  --Bancroft. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emolument 
  n  :  compensation  received  by  virtue  of  holding  an  office  or 
  having  employment  (usually  in  the  form  of  wages  or  fees); 
  "a  clause  in  the  U.S.  constitution  prevents  sitting 
  legislators  from  receiving  emoluments  from  their  own 
  votes" 




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