Definition of emolument noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈmɒljumənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɑːljumənt//
[usually plural] (formal)
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money paid to somebody for work they have done, especially to somebody who earns a lot of money Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin emolumentum, originally probably ‘payment to a miller for grinding corn’, from emolere ‘grind up’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out, thoroughly’ + molere ‘grind’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emolument