Bonus Bo"nus, n.; pl. {Bonuses}. [L. bonus good. Cf. {Bonny}.] 1. (Law) A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a bonus for its charter. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

2. An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits. [1913 Webster]

3. Money paid in addition to a stated compensation. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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