Perquisite

Definition of Perquisite

Per´qui`site
n.1.Something gained from a place or employment over and above the ordinary salary or fixed wages for services rendered; especially, a fee allowed by law to an officer for a specific service.
The pillage of a place taken by storm was regarded as the perquisite of the soldiers.
- Prescott.
The best perquisites of a place are the advantages it gaves a man of doing good.
- Addison.
2.(Law) Things gotten by a man's own industry, or purchased with his own money, as opposed to things which come to him by descent.

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