Definition for PER'QUI-SITE

PER'QUI-SITE, n. [s as z. L. perquisitus, perquiro; per and quæro, to seek.]

A fee or pecuniary allowance to an officer for services, beyond his ordinary salary or settled wages; or a fee allowed by law to an officer for a specific service, in lieu of an annual salary. [The latter is the common acceptation of the word in America.]

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