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Word: perquisite

Definition: (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car


Sentences Containing 'perquisite'

Another great abuse crept in among us, is the giving of veils to servants; this was intended originally as an encouragement to such as were willing and handy, but by custom and corruption it is now grown to be a thorn in our sides, and, like other good things, abused, does more harm than good; for now they make it a perquisite, a material part of their wages, nor must their master give a supper, but the maid expects the guests should pay for it, nay, sometimes through the nose.
Landowners like de Courteney were ennobled as great landowners; as a perquisite for parliamentary privilege.
Where it is otherwise, every person subject to the tax is put more or less in the power of the tax-gatherer, who can either aggravate the tax upon any obnoxious contributor, or extort, by the terror of such aggravation, some present or perquisite to himself.

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