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.
- A payment or profit received in addition to a regular wage or salary, especially a benefit expected as one's due. See Synonyms at right.
- A tip; a gratuity.
- Something claimed as an exclusive right: "Politics was the perquisite of the upper class” ( Richard B. Sewall).