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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees).

Usage examples (35)
  • Noun : Tips are an emolument in addition to wages
  • Now for the term emolument:
  • Yesterday's term was emolument, which is defined as:
  • Without ‘been’, the clause can be interpreted as the active voice where the emolument is the subject. for more
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  • The "emolument" (salary, wages, or gain from employment) of her new job allowed her to buy the expensive "emollient" (a substance for soothing or softening the skin) she loves.
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