WASHINGTON, January 23, 2017 – One of the most frequently searched terms on Google of late is the word Emolument. We looked it up and below is how it is defined.
The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; that which is received as a compensation for services, or which is annexed to the possession of office as salary, fees, and perquisites. Any perquisite, advantage, profit, or gain arising from the possession of an office.
West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
n. salary, wages and benefits paid for employment or an office held.
emolumentnoun advance, allowance, benefit, bonus, commission, compensation, consideration, earnings, fee, income, indemnification, pay, payment, profit, recompense, remuneration, requital, restitution, revenue, reward, salary, stipend, tribute, wage
See also: advance, alimony, bounty, brokerage, charge, commission, compensation, consideration, disbursement, earnings, fee, honorarium, pay, payment, pension, perquisite, profit, recompense, remittance, requital, restitution, revenue, reward, wages
emolument in revenue law, income from employment. Statute defines it as including ‘all salaries, fees, wages, perquisites and profits whatsoever’. Perquisites include benefits in kind.
EMOLUMENT. The lawful gain or profit which arises from an office.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.