Definition of emolument in English:


Syllabification: e·mol·u·ment
Pronunciation: /iˈmälyəmənt


(usually emoluments) formal
A salary, fee, or profit from employment or office: the directors' emoluments
More example sentences
  • In this context remuneration means basic pay for the year in question plus the average of any fluctuating emoluments (eg bonuses, overtime payments, profits from share options) over a suitable period - usually three years or more
  • He said growth was only boosted by a significant expansion in government value added, resulting mainly from increased personnel emoluments due to the recent increases in the salaries of civil servants.
  • The four directors of the company received dividends and directors' emoluments of €200,000 and €850,000 respectively.
salary, pay, payment, wage(s), earnings, allowance, stipend, honorarium, reward, premium;
fee, charge, consideration;
income, profit, gain, return


late Middle English: from Latin emolumentum, originally probably 'payment to a miller for grinding grain', from emolere 'grind up', from e- (variant of ex-) 'out, thoroughly' + molere 'grind'.

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