Meaning of perquisite


Pronunciation: (pûr'kwu-zit), [key]
— n.
  1. an incidental payment, benefit, privilege, or advantage over and above regular income, salary, or wages: Among the president's perquisites were free use of a company car and paid membership in a country club.
  2. a gratuity or tip.
  3. something demanded or due as a particular privilege: homage that was once the perquisite of royalty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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