emolumentnoun [ C ]uk /ɪˈmɒl.jə.mənt/ us /ɪˈmɑːl.jə.mənt/ UK formal
Examples from literature
- And if my engineer friend places worldly emoluments upon a higher plane than professional efficiency, I dread for the safety of the bridges that he builds.
- Its emoluments could be increased by many honourable means not covered by the regular salary.
- Literature languished and died, since it brought neither honor nor emolument.
- The orders of the Company have forbidden their servants to take any extraneous emoluments.
- Through their friendly offices, his two sons, who had been sent out by a generous friend, were placed in situations of respectability and emolument.