- When companies start disclosing that they have extended this perquisite, he said, their shares drop 2 percent, on average.
- Administrations at some institutions appear to have viewed computer and Internet access as a lower-order faculty perquisite that may be summarily terminated.
- No longer was wealth primarily the perquisite of the landed.
- With workers in demand, employees can easily leave one organization and seek a better salary and perquisites in a new position.
- That's an unexpected perquisite that has benefited my daily life away from the poker tables.
- To the extent that it repudiates those duties, it is accountable to the society in which it functions and from which it enjoys its freedoms, privileges and perquisites.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin perquisitum 'acquisition', from Latin perquirere 'search diligently for', from per- 'thoroughly' + quaerere 'seek'.
Perquisite and prerequisite are sometimes confused. Perquisite usually means ‘an extra allowance or privilege’: he had all the perquisites of a movie star, including a stand-in. Prerequisite means ‘something required as a condition’: passing the examination was one of the prerequisites for a teaching position.
Definition of perquisite in:
- The British & World English dictionary