Pronunciation: (pûr'kwu-zit), [key]
1. an incidental payment, benefit, privilege, or advantage over and above regular income, salary, or wages: Among the president's perquisites were free use of a company car and paid membership in a country club.
2. a gratuity or tip.
3. something demanded or due as a particular privilege: homage that was once the perquisite of royalty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.