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Pronunciation:  'purkwizit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
  2. [n]  an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right); "a limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job"

PERQUISITE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: exclusive right, fringe benefit, perk, prerogative, privilege
 See Also: apanage, appanage, backsheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, benefit, easement, gratuity, pourboire, privilege of the floor, right, tip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         The pillage of a place taken by storm was regarded
         as the perquisite of the soldiers.    --Prescott.

         The best perquisites of a place are the advantages
         it gaves a man of doing good.         --Addison.

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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