from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Payment for an office or employment; compensation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Payment for an office or employment; compensation for a job, which is usually monetary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The profit arising from office or employment; that which is received as a compensation for services, or which is annexed to the possession of office, as salary, fees, and perquisites.
- n. Profit; advantage; gain in general; that which promotes the good of any person or thing.
- n. Synonyms Remuneration, pay, wages, stipend, income.
- n. Benefit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)
Middle English, from Latin ēmolumentum, gain, originally a miller's fee for grinding grain, from ēmolere, to grind out : ē-, ex-, ex- + molere, to grind; see melə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin emolumentum (Wiktionary)