Perquisite

Per"qui*site

(?), n. [L. perquisitum, fr. perquisitus, p. p. of perquirere to ask for diligently; per + quaerere to seek. See Per-, and Quest.] 1. Something gained from a place or employment over and above the ordinary salary or fixed wages for services rendered; especially, a fee allowed by law to an officer for a specific service.
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The pillage of a place taken by storm was regarded as the perquisite of the soldiers.
Prescott.
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The best perquisites of a place are the advantages it gaves a man of doing good.
Addison.
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2. pl. (Law) Things gotten by a man's own industry, or purchased with his own money, as opposed to things which come to him by descent. Mozley & W.
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