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emolument
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Moby Dick
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  • Holding the office directly from the crown, I believe, all the royal emoluments incident to the Cinque Port territories become by assignment his.

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  • A clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes.
  • After withholding taxes this meant that the anemic blue check placed on my desk each Friday by the hunchbacked little woman who managed the payroll represented emolument in the nature of a little over ninety cents an hour.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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