Part of speech: noun

Any profit from service beyond salary or wages.

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Usage examples "perquisite":

  1. The weakness of this system of government by family connection lay in its thorough dependence upon customs of patronage and perquisite. - "The Wars Between England and America", T. C. Smith.
  2. Now it was New Year's Day, and after having heard her mistress go out, Anna, sore at heart, reminded herself that were she now in service in Germany she would have already received this morning a really handsome money gift, more a right than a perquisite, from her mistress. - "Good Old Anna", Marie Belloc Lowndes.
  3. It was a perquisite of war. - "The City of Fire", Grace Livingston Hill.