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A clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes.
  compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment — usually in the form of wages or fees
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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
  • The besom of reform hath swept him out of office, and a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emoluments.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Holding the office directly from the crown, I believe, all the royal emoluments incident to the Cinque Port territories become by assignment his.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • That disadvantage is not diminished, when that pressure necessitates the drawing of stipendiary emoluments, before those emoluments are strictly due and payable.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He has been for some time particularly desirous to serve his country in a post of good emoluments, unaccompanied by any trouble or responsibility.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Customers came in, as the forenoon advanced, but rather slowly; in some cases, too, it must be owned, with little satisfaction either to themselves or Miss Hepzibah; nor, on the whole, with an aggregate of very rich emolument to the till.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Some of Mr. Whitefield’s enemies affected to suppose that he would apply these collections to his own private emolument; but I who was intimately acquainted with him (being employed in printing his Sermons and Journals, etc.), never had the least suspicion of his integrity, but am to this day decidedly of opinion that he was in all his conduct a perfectly honest man, and methinks my testimony in his favour ought to have the more weight, as we had no religious connection.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • At length the savage pretended that further negotiation was useless, since he could not be so unjust to his tribe as to part with the honor and emoluments of two excellent, full grown male scalps for a consideration so trifling as a toy like that he had seen, and he prepared to take his departure.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • He was one of the best-natured fellows in the world, and was, at the same time, master of so much pleasantry and humour, that he was reputed the wit of the country; and all the neighbouring gentlemen were so desirous of his company, that as denying was not his talent, he spent much time at their houses, which he might, with more emolument, have spent in his school.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones

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  • …Crummles and his Theatrical Companions Mr Vincent Crummles was no sooner acquainted with the public announcement which Nicholas had made relative to the probability of his shortly ceasing to be a member of the company, than he evinced many tokens of grief and consternation; and, in the extremity of his despair, even held out certain vague promises of a speedy improvement not only in the amount of his regular salary, but also in the contingent emoluments appertaining to his authorship.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • His age bore certain fruits, emoluments of service.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He claimed, at least, none of the exemptions and emoluments of the romantic passion.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Great emoluments of the spiritual variety in toiling close to Nature.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "No, no, it is not in the militia," cried Elizabeth, showing the packet in her hand, and then drawing it back with a coquettish air; "it is an office of both honor and emolument."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • But what neither Franklin nor Adams was ever to know was that Bancroft, too, was a British spy, his "emoluments" from the Crown amounting to 500 pounds per year.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Nobody, however, had been there, and I suspect no one desired to go there in person, just as an astronomer, I should fancy, would strongly object to being transported into a distant heavenly body, where, parted from his earthly emoluments, he would be bewildered by the view of an unfamiliar heavens.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • If an impeached official is found guilty, his punishment is perpetual ostracism from the esteem, confidence, honors, and emoluments of his country.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • In the Constitutions of all the States the judicial power is that which remains the most independent of the legislative authority; nevertheless, in all the States the Legislature has reserved to itself the right of regulating the emoluments of the judges, a practice which necessarily subjects these magistrates to its immediate influence.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • From the gift of these a greater number of offices and emoluments will flow.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Added to which of course would be the pecuniary emolument by no means to be sneezed at, going hand in hand with his tuition fees.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I had a great liking for you, and your defection, your going back to private practice merely for commercial gain, your selling out for what I presume is a very high emolument, is one of the very greatest blows I have recently had to sustain.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Baby-linen—for babies then wore robes of state—afforded still another possibility of toil and emolument.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • My family was living on my past acquisitions which were very moderate…… My children were growing up without my care in their education, and all my emoluments as a member of Congress for four years had not been sufficient to pay a laboring man on a farm.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • That disadvantage is not diminished, when that pressure necessitates the drawing of stipendiary emoluments, before those emoluments are strictly due and payable.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • It is equally evident, that the members of each department should be as little dependent as possible on those of the others, for the emoluments annexed to their offices.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The members of the Congress are rendered ineligible to any civil offices that may be created, or of which the emoluments may be increased, during the term of their election.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • If such a spirit should infest the councils of the Union, the most certain road to the accomplishment of its aim would be to employ the State officers as much as possible, and to attach them to the Union by an accumulation of their emoluments.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Have you posts of profitable pecuniary emolument?
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • But however authors may suffer by either of these inventions, the reader will find sufficient emolument in the one as the spectator hath long found in the other.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Their emoluments of office, it is to be presumed, will not, and without a previous corruption of the House of Representatives cannot, more than suffice for very different purposes; their private fortunes, as they must allbe American citizens, cannot possibly be sources of danger.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • They possess vast ability in grasping, and arranging, and appropriating to themselves, the big, heavy, solid unrealities, such as gold, landed estate, offices of trust and emolument, and public honors.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The POWER which can ORIGINATE the disposition of honors and emoluments, is more likely to attract than to be attracted by the POWER which can merely obstruct their course.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Neither the Union, nor any of its members, will be at liberty to give, nor will he be at liberty to receive, any other emolument than that which may have been determined by the first act.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The legislature, with a discretionary power over the salary and emoluments of the Chief Magistrate, could render him as obsequious to their will as they might think proper to make him.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • After having been sentenced to a perpetual ostracism from the esteem and confidence, and honors and emoluments of his country, he will still be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Many other are the emoluments which arise from both these, but they are for the most part so obvious, that we shall not at present stay to enumerate them; especially since it occurs to us that the principal merit of both the prologue and the preface is that they be short.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The scheme of separate confederacies, which will always multiply the chances of ambition, will be a never failing bait to all such influential characters in the State administrations as are capable of preferring their own emolument and advancement to the public weal.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • …the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves…
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • In so doing, we do not only consult our own dignity and ease, but the good and advantage of the reader: for besides that by these means we prevent him from throwing away his time, in reading without either pleasure or emolument, we give him, at all such seasons, an opportunity of employing that wonderful sagacity, of which he is master, by filling up these vacant spaces of time with his own conjectures; for which purpose we have taken care to qualify him in the preceding pages.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Clause 7: "No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States; and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state."
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • …not, be made by such, of the transactions which happened in the family of our worthy man, during all the years which we have thought proper to pass over: for though nothing worthy of a place in this history occurred within that period, yet did several incidents happen of equal importance with those reported by the daily and weekly historians of the age; in reading which great numbers of persons consume a considerable part of their time, very little, I am afraid, to their emolument.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • ’My employer, ma’am — Mr. Heep — once did me the favour to observe to me, that if I were not in the receipt of the stipendiary emoluments appertaining to my engagement with him, I should probably be a mountebank about the country, swallowing a sword-blade, and eating the devouring element.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • …which have been therefore recommended by an eminent critic to the sole use of the pastry-cook; so, on the other hand, we would avoid any resemblance to that kind of history which a celebrated poet seems to think is no less calculated for the emolument of the brewer, as the reading it should be always attended with a tankard of good ale— While—history with her comrade ale, Soothes the sad series of her serious tale For as this is the liquor of modern historians, nay, perhaps their muse,…
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It provides that "The President of the United States shall, at stated times, receive for his service a compensation which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected; and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them."
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
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