AskDefine | Define emolument

Dictionary Definition

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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English

Pronunciation

i-'mäl-y&-m&nt

Noun

  1. Payment for an office or employment; compensation for a job, which is usually monetary.

Extensive Definition

Compensation can refer to...
emolument in German: Kompensation
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