perquisite - vocabulary



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noun

A payment, advantage, benefit, or privilege received beyond regular income or salary; something claimed as an exclusive right.

Note: The expression “perk” comes from perquisite.
Assassination is the perquisite of princes.

—A nineteenth-century cliché in European courts
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