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perquisite
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)

or:

a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
  • For even the high lifted and chivalric Crusaders of old times were not content to traverse two thousand miles of land to fight for their holy sepulchre, without committing burglaries, picking pockets, and gaining other pious perquisites by the way.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (12% in)
  • Because the Lord Warden is busily employed at times in fobbing his perquisites; which are his chiefly by virtue of that same fobbing of them.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (80% in)

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