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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Emolument


EMOL'UMENT, noun [Latin emolumentum, from emolo, molo, to grind. Originally, toll taken for grinding. See Mill.]

1. The profit arising from office or employment; that which is received as a compensation for services, or which is annexed to the possession of office, as salary, feels and perquisites.

2. Profit; advantage; gains in general.