Synonyms for perquisite


Grammar : Noun
Spell : pur-kwuh-zit
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɜr kwə zɪt

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Définition of perquisite

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun fringe benefit
Example sentences :
  • For every box of opium sold, the mate got a china dollar as a perquisite.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Well, dear one, I would be sure of it if they could only see the perquisite that goes along with me.
  • Extract from : « St. Cuthbert's » by Robert E. Knowles
  • The other part we supposed she had claimed as her perquisite.
  • Extract from : « In the Eastern Seas » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Indeed I fancied he would be my perquisite, but there are plenty as good.
  • Extract from : « Rienzi » by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Nevertheless, his satisfaction at the perquisite far exceeded his surprise.
  • Extract from : « The Tiger Hunter » by Mayne Reid
  • They are handed over to the Ōdumpillai as a perquisite, and all the guests are fed.
  • Extract from : « Castes and Tribes of Southern India » by Edgar Thurston
  • And, when a door is fixed or beam raised, he receives his perquisite.
  • Extract from : « Castes and Tribes of Southern India » by Edgar Thurston
  • The bundle becomes the perquisite of the carpenter who has made the post.
  • Extract from : « Castes and Tribes of Southern India » by Edgar Thurston
  • It may have been given him by the king, or he may have taken it as a perquisite of his office.
  • Extract from : « Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete » by Samuel Pepys
  • And so it was done, and the cook had his perquisite, while I had the dog.
  • Extract from : « Peeps at Many Lands: Ireland » by Katharine Tynan

Antonyms for perquisite

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