emolument emolument

Definition(s):

  • (n) compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)

Usage(s):

  1. Graham blanched when I called it a tax increase, so let's call it a shockingly supple revenue emolument.
  2. Like other actors, he preferred what was then the greater glory and emolument of the legitimate stage to the comparatively bastard screen.

News

  • Citigroup’s Banker Pay in London Tops Lloyds, Santander

    Citigroup Inc. paid mid-level investment-bankers in London more this year than any of its competitors, awarding directors 370,000 pounds ($605,000) on average, according to salary data provider Emolument.
    on November 29, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. Brown-Waite writes in a news release: "Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution clearly states: 'no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office or title,...
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Ginny Brown-Waite Source: Tampabay.com

  2. Burke said: "Those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even for one year, can never willingly abandon it."
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Edmund Burke Source: Irish Times

  3. "It is therefore apparent that there cannot be any meaningful reduction in expenditure without a reduction in Personal Emolument costs. The Government therefore intends to initiate the necessary changes to keep this item of expenditure under control...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Denzil Douglas Source: Caribbean Net News

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