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  • n  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

  • Though the emolument has varied with the years (Tennyson's pay was cut by three-quarters) most royal rhymesters have risen to the occasion.
  • Established in 1973 as a bequest from the co-founder of the Farmers Insurance Group, it carries a tax-free emolument of $150,000more than the highest amount given Nobel .
  • This matter intensely English Punch presented in a drawing of the Good Fairy Britannia magically raising the emolument of the independently wealthy Stanley Baldwin (see cut).
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  • Ginny Brown-Waite in Tampabay.com
    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,...
  • Edmund Burke in Irish Times
    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."
  • Derek Fisher in USA Today
    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... Denzil Douglas http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denzil_Douglas&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHqQs15AlS9iyzXq-g22sB1VMdbDg Caribbean Net News http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/news-23614--35-35--.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEuF1mcZP40h5qmyaFkbgyp2BHeFQ Jun 16, 2010 32612 41993 emote I've always felt like the biggest difference is he's just an adult man," Fisher said. "You think differently, you emote differently, you're a man. Growth in your own life will continue to give you a broader and sometimes brighter...

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