- another term for perk2.
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.