Meaning of emolument in English:


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formal usually emoluments
  • A salary, fee, or profit from employment or office.

    ‘the directors' emoluments’
    • ‘In this context remuneration means basic pay for the year in question plus the average of any fluctuating emoluments (eg bonuses, overtime payments, profits from share options) over a suitable period - usually three years or more’
    • ‘He said growth was only boosted by a significant expansion in government value added, resulting mainly from increased personnel emoluments due to the recent increases in the salaries of civil servants.’
    • ‘The four directors of the company received dividends and directors' emoluments of €200,000 and €850,000 respectively.’
    • ‘Directors emoluments for the year were €132,150.’
    • ‘We have then applied reasonable costs to the running of the Centre, but have excluded Directors' emoluments, bank interest charges and pension fund contributions.’
    • ‘A payment made to an employee on the termination of his employment is fully taxable unless it is compensation for a change in the functions or emoluments, or for the total loss of the employment.’
    • ‘The reference to emoluments has been misunderstood as four times salary, when in fact it's much more.’
    • ‘The most surprising absence arises from the statement that ‘no performance related emoluments were paid to any director.’’
    • ‘Regulation 4 applies where a person to whom Regulation 3 applies suffers a reduction in emoluments in employment by reason of the injury or disease.’
    • ‘Remuneration as per the income tax act includes among other, any salary, leave pay, allowance, wage, overtime pay, bonus, gratuity, commission, fee, emoluments or pension.’
    • ‘Let the police deal with crime, that is why taxpayers provide their salaries and emoluments.’
    • ‘Alternatively, he must, with the same alacrity, forego the emoluments, protection and perks of his exalted office and resume life at ground zero along with normal, endangered citizens.’
    • ‘As an employer, you will have a responsibility to provide details of benefits, noncash emoluments and payments not subjected to tax.’
    • ‘Pensionable Salary is defined under the said Rules as basic salary or wages together with (inter alia) any fluctuating emoluments received during the previous Scheme Year.’
    • ‘The degree of PhD, as I remember, is conferred on us with all the perquisites and emoluments pertaining thereto.’
    • ‘Look closely and you will see that in all the States and at the Centre, the perks and emoluments for these politicians and bureaucrats have spiralled up.’
    • ‘After the conclave certain honorary distinctions and pecuniary emoluments are awarded to the conclavists.’
    • ‘The Chairman accepted my plea and ordered the deduction of daily allowance from my emoluments.’
    payment, fee, charge, consideration
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/ɪˈmɒljʊm(ə)nt/ /ɛˈmɒljʊm(ə)nt/


Late Middle English from Latin emolumentum, originally probably ‘payment to a miller for grinding corn’, from emolere ‘grind up’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out, thoroughly’ + molere ‘grind’.