lief

Pronounced: leef, adv

Notes: We don’t often get adverbs listed!


Yesterday’s word

The word emolument means “payment, salary, or fees from an office or employment”

First usage

This word goes back to the late 1400s

Background / Comments

I think I’ve read this word in the US Constitution. It comes from Latin emolumentum (profit, advantage), a combination of ex- (out) and molere (to grind).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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