Definition Of perquisite


a thing regarded as a special right or privilege enjoyed as a result of one's position.

the wife of a president has all the perquisites of stardom

a thing that has served its primary use and is then given to a subordinate or employee as a customary right.

another term for perk2.

Example Of perquisite

  • Administrations at some institutions appear to have viewed computer and Internet access as a lower-order faculty perquisite that may be summarily terminated.

  • As he has evidently now discovered, the trappings of high office are not limited to posh perquisites and media glare.

  • At the same time I was making no concessions to my declining wealth in the salaries and perquisites I offered my employees.

  • He increased the university's endowment and, at the same time, enormously expanded administrative costs and perquisites .

  • He is a symbol for them of their own high status and perquisites , which are now threatened.

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