What does the word emolument mean?

Usage examples for emolument

  1. At that moment there was presumed to be great rivalry, not unaccompanied by intrigue, among certain leaders of the learned profession with reference to various positions of high honour and emolument, vacant or expected to be vacant. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  2. She could not afford to be soft- hearted, and her own people, students, professors, every one official, were heroically at this time renouncing emolument of any kind to help their country in her need. – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  3. To others of the inhabitants he was reticent, merely referring to an emolument he was entitled to. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
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