[pur-kwuh-zit] /ˈpɜr kwə zɪt/
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.
a gratuity or tip.
something demanded or due as a particular privilege:
homage that was once the perquisite of royalty.
an incidental benefit gained from a certain type of employment, such as the use of a company car
a customary benefit received in addition to a regular income
a customary tip
something expected or regarded as an exclusive right
mid-15c., “property acquired other than by inheritance,” from Medieval Latin perquisitum “thing gained, profit,” in classical Latin, “thing sought after,” noun use of neuter past participle of perquirere “to seek, ask for,” from per- “thoroughly” (see per) + quærere “to seek” (see query (v.)). For Latin vowel change, see acquisition. General meaning “fee or profit on top of regular wages” first recorded 1560s.
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