An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Perquisite, Perquisites

Payment or benefits in addition to a regular salary. They are known informally as “perks.” The term may be applied to benefits in the compensation package for a member of the clergy or other paid members of the church staff, including provided housing or a housing allowance, life and health insurance, retirement benefits, travel or car allowance, paid vacation time, allowance for continuing education, and other benefits.

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.