perquisite[ pur-kwuh-zit ]SEE DEFINITION OF perquisite
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERQUISITE
For every box of opium sold, the mate got a china dollar as a perquisite.
Well, dear one, I would be sure of it if they could only see the perquisite that goes along with me.
The other part we supposed she had claimed as her perquisite.
Indeed I fancied he would be my perquisite, but there are plenty as good.
Nevertheless, his satisfaction at the perquisite far exceeded his surprise.
They are handed over to the Ōdumpillai as a perquisite, and all the guests are fed.
And, when a door is fixed or beam raised, he receives his perquisite.
The bundle becomes the perquisite of the carpenter who has made the post.
It may have been given him by the king, or he may have taken it as a perquisite of his office.
And so it was done, and the cook had his perquisite, while I had the dog.
mid-15c., "property acquired other than by inheritance," from Medieval Latin perquisitum "thing gained, profit," in classical Latin, "thing sought after," noun use of neuter past participle of perquirere "to seek, ask for," from per- "thoroughly" (see per) + quærere "to seek" (see query (v.)). For Latin vowel change, see acquisition. General meaning "fee or profit on top of regular wages" first recorded 1560s.