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ēmŏlŭmentum or ēmŏlĭmentum (cf. monumentum), i, n. emolior; lit., a working out; hence,
I. A striving for success, i. e. effort, exertion, labor (cf. elaboro; “rarely): neque enim magnum emolumentum esse potest,can present no great difficulty, Varr. R. R. 3, 14, 1 (but in Caes. B. G. 1, 34, the true reading is molimento). —*
B. Concr., a work, a building, etc.: vetera, Cod. Th. 15, 1, 19.—Far more freq.,
II. The attainment of success, i. e. gain, profit, advantage, benefit (syn.: lucrum, quaestus, compendium, commodum, fructus, reditus).
(β). With gen.: “emolumenta rerum fallacibus judiciis vident ... poenam non vident,Cic. Off. 3, 8, 36: “victoriae,Vell. 2, 105 fin.: “belli,id. 2, 114, 4; Just. 9, 1, 2: “pacis,Tac. A. 11, 7: “ergastulorum,Plin. 18, 3, 4, § 21: “laborum,Juv. 3, 22: “sacramentorum (with praemia),id. 16, 35 et saep.: “honoris,Plaut. Trin. 3, 2, 68.
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