The Case Against 'Emolument'
The word is outdated. Why not use plain language instead?
If almost all of us have to be told what it means, what’s a word’s reason for being? “Zombie” words should be treated as museum pieces instead of gunking up our discussion of urgent matters, I argue here.
on "emolument," a word rarely encountered outside of con law. I remember first coming across it in "The Murder on the Orient Express" (a character's knowledge of the obscure word turns into a plot point).