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perquisite

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəːkwɪzɪt
 
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Definition of perquisite in English:

noun

formal
1A benefit which one enjoys or is entitled to on account of one’s job or position: the wife of a president has all the perquisites of stardom
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 historical A thing which has served its primary use and to which a subordinate or employee has a customary right.

Origin

late Middle English: from medieval Latin perquisitum 'acquisition', from Latin perquirere 'search diligently for', from per- 'thoroughly' + quaerere 'seek'.

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