NOUN
  1. 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
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How To Use emolument In A Sentence

  • Bulls, and by no means the emoluments accruing to the recipient of the favour or benefice conferred by the Bull, and declares that whoever shall charge more than the tax fixed by him shall be suspended for six months from office, and upon a second violation of the law, shall be deprived of it altogether, and if the delinquent be an abbreviator, he shall be excommunicated. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • He could earn up to £1m a year in salary and emoluments from many directorships.
  • Her mother replied that policemen were greatly sought after as husbands for several reasons -- firstly, they were big men, and big men are always good to look upon; secondly, their social standing was very high and their respectability undoubted; thirdly, a policeman's pay was such as would bring comfort to any household which was not needlessly and criminally extravagant; and this was often supplemented in a variety of ways which rumor only hinted at: there was also the safe prospect of a pension and the possibility of a sergeantship, where the emoluments were very great: and fourthly, a policeman, being subjected for many years to a rigorous discipline, would likely make a nice and obedient husband. Mary, Mary
  • Alexander Mowdiewort, or Moldieward, to answer for the sin of misca'in 'the minister and session o' this parish, and to show cause why he, as a sectary notour, should not demit, depone, and resign his office of grave digger in the kirk-yard of this parish with all the emoluments, benefits, and profits thereto appertaining. The Lilac Sunbonnet
  • Having found myself rather worse, these two or three last days, I was obliged to take some ipecacuanha last night; and, what you will think odd, for a vomit, I brought it all up again in about an hour, to my great satisfaction and emolument, which is seldom the case in restitutions. Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman
  • To be true to their own interests they must be false to those of their constituents, for with a lobby backed by THE MONEYED RINGS, corporations and syndicates, emolument is theirs if they will but reciprocate. Laws Direct from Voters
  • Look closely and you will see that in all the States and at the Centre, the perks and emoluments for these politicians and bureaucrats have spiralled up.
  • The Maintenance Act provides mechanisms for the enforcement of maintenance orders, such as emolument attachments, attachment of property and garnishee orders. December 2005
  • a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes
  • He could earn up to £1m a year in salary and emoluments from many directorships.
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