A Word A Day : Perquisite

Word of 1st July 2007: A Word A Day-Perquisite


( Noun )

Perquisite (PUR kwi zit): a privilege that goes along with a job, a perk

• Free access to a photocopier is a perquisite of most office jobs.

• The big corporate lawyer's perquisites included a chauffeured limousine, a luxurious apartment in the city and all the chocolate ice cream he could eat.

• A perquisite should not be confused with a prerequisite which is a necessity. Health and happiness are two prerequisites of a good life.

• A college degree is a prerequisite for many high-paying jobs.

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