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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin perquīsītum (something acquired for profit).

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perquisite (plural perquisites)

  1. (mostly plural) Any monetary or other incidental benefit beyond salary.
    The perquisites of this job include health insurance and a performance bonus.
  2. A gratuity.
    After the wonderful service that evening he didn’t hesitate in laying a substantial perquisite on the table.
  3. A privilege or possession held or claimed exclusively by a certain person, group or class.
    Private jets and motor yachts are a perquisite of the rich.

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ParticipleEdit

perquīsīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of perquīsītus

ReferencesEdit

  • perquisite in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers