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Definitions for emolument
ɪˈmɒl yə məntemol·u·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emolumentnoun

    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"


  1. emolumentnoun

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

    Etymology: From emolumentum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emolumentnoun

    the profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary

    Etymology: [L. emolumentum, lit., a working out, fr. emoliri to move out, work out; e out + moliri to set in motion, exert one's self, fr. moles a huge, heavy mass: cf. F. molument. See Mole a mound.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emolument

    e-mol′ū-ment, n. advantage: profit arising from employment, as salary or fees.—adj. Emolumen′tal. [L. emolimentumemolīri, to work out—e, sig. completeness, molīre, to toil.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emolument in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emolument in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    It says that no elected official, either member of Congress or the President of the United States, can accept a gift, an emolument or any payment at all from a foreign government.

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    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • A. substitute
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    • C. match
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