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The Cloud Concise Dictionary of Sparkling and Strange Words presents;



per·qui·site –  (pûr′kwĭ-zĭt) (Makes your mouth do nice set of pouts when spoken and has smile in there too. Try it now –  watches, nods)

Definition:  plural –  perquisites – abbreviation– perk.

  1. To aqquire a boon or benefit purely through station or occupation – a privilege, gain, or profit incidental to regular salary or wages;especially: one expected or promised
  2. something held or claimed as an exclusive right or possession

  3. A gratuity or tip.

Used in a sentence;

“Gerald and his twin Algernon had the perquisites of the upper class having been born into the Flatheringboy family, and were therefore comlete arseholes to the staff’.”


1400-50; Derives from late Middle English perquisites –  property acquired otherwise than by inheritance  –   Medieval Latin perquīsītum/perquirere, acquisition, from Latin, neuter past participle of perquīrere, to search diligently for : per-, per- + quaerere, to seek, or search for thoroughly.

 Not to be confused with;

Prequisite (yet confuses many none-the-less)

Notable Quote

“To be fertile in hypotheses is the first perquisite of creativity and to be willing to throw them away the moment experience contradicts them is the next.” – William James