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  • n. Plural form of perquisite.


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  • Beyond risk assessment, companies outside of TARP also implemented numerous changes indicating that good governance had become synonymous with the practices the government had mandated under TARP, such as the widespread adoption of clawbacks and reductions in perquisites, tax-gross-up payments, golden parachutes and supplemental retirement plans.

    How Feinberg And The SEC Have Changed Executive Pay

  • I had to use the word perquisites instead of the usual perks just because 10 dollar words drive Tenshi crazy.

    Fashion World of SL

  • Most jobs don't come with a private plane, but perks short for "perquisites"--defined as anything provided as payment in addition to a salary--can be a boon for everyone involved.

    The Power Of The Perk

  • Here it was included by "the boy" among his numerous "perquisites," and, by an easy transition, soon found its way to the Hebrew gentleman above mentioned.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • And the fashionable madame who sent out on the streets what a lady we knew called the "perquisites" of her soirée supper has left too many well-known descendants.

    Social life in old New Orleans : being recollections of my girlhood,

  • He was surprised to find that among his "perquisites" were passes

    In the Arena Stories of Political Life

  • Previous to the Reformation he received certain wages and many "perquisites" from the inhabitants of the parish for distributing the holy loaf and the holy water.

    The Parish Clerk

  • He gives John instructions about dealing with the "perquisites" or salary due him as acting govenor before Hugh Drysdale arrived, and for dealing with a small debt.

    Letter from Robert Carter to John Carter, October 14, 1727

  • He capped their cash base salaries, curbed stock options, required clawbacks on all stock awards, limited perquisites and prohibited the accrual of benefits under supplemental retirement programs.

    How Feinberg And The SEC Have Changed Executive Pay

  • Congress is a clubby institution and clings to its protocols, procedures and perquisites.

    Squirming Through the Day


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