Emolument - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈmɑːljumənt|  American pronunciation of the word emolument
Brit.  |ɪˈmɒljʊm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word emolument

noun

- 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

Examples

...the annual emolument for the director of the charity is officially only one dollar...

a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes

Word forms

noun
singular: emolument
plural: emoluments
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