perquisite
[ pur-kwuh-zit ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 15th century; Latin from medieval Latin perquisitum ‘acquisition’, from Latin perquirere ‘search diligently for’, from per- ‘thoroughly’ + quaerere ‘seek’
Synonyms
  • perk
  • advantage
  • bonus
Antonyms
  • disadvantage
  • loss
Definition
an incidental payment, benefit, privilege, or advantage over and above regular income, salary, or wages
Example
The $500 holiday payment was a perquisite offered by the company.
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