ETYM Latin perquisitum, from perquisitus, p. p. of perquirere to ask for diligently; per + quaerere to seek. Related to Per-, and Quest.
1. Something gained from a place or employment over and above the ordinary salary or fixed wages for services rendered.
2. Things gotten by one's own industry, or purchased with his own money, as opposed to things which come to him by descent.
Something held to be a right.