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English noun: perquisite

1. perquisite (possession) an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)


SamplesA limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job.


Synonymsfringe benefit, perk


Broader (hypernym)benefit


Narrower (hyponym)apanage, appanage, backsheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, gratuity, pourboire, tip

2. perquisite (attribute) a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)


SamplesSuffrage was the prerogative of white adult males.


Synonymsexclusive right, prerogative, privilege


Broader (hypernym)right


Narrower (hyponym)easement, privilege of the floor









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