Perquisite vs Subsidy - What's the difference?

perquisite | subsidy |

As nouns the difference between perquisite and subsidy

is that perquisite is (mostly plural) any monetary or other incidental benefit beyond salary while subsidy is financial support or assistance, such as a grant.




(en noun)
  • (mostly plural) Any monetary or other incidental benefit beyond salary.
  • The perquisites of this job include health insurance and a performance bonus.
  • A gratuity.
  • After the wonderful service that evening he didn’t hesitate in laying a substantial perquisite on the table.
  • A privilege or possession held or claimed exclusively by a certain person, group or class.
  • Private jets and motor yachts are a perquisite of the rich.

    Derived terms

    * commonly abbreviated as perq or perk.


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  • Financial support or assistance, such as a grant.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.}}
  • (dated) Money granted by parliament to the British Crown.
  • Antonyms

    * tax