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 for Bonus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bonus \Bo"nus\ (b[=o]"n[u^]s), n.; pl. Bonuses (-[e^]z). [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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bonus
      n 1: anything that tends to arouse; "his approval was an added
           fillip" [syn: bonus, fillip]
      2: an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as
         a means of increasing output [syn: bonus, incentive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "bonus":
     Trinkgeld, balance, bonus system, bounty, bribe, buried treasure,
     compensation, consideration, decoration, discovery, dividend,
     donative, double time, extra, extra added attraction, extra dash,
     fee, filigree, filling, fillip, find, finding, flourish, foundling,
     frill, fringe benefit, gratuity, gravy, grease, hand-out,
     honorarium, incentive pay, inducement, lagniappe, largess,
     largesse, leftover, liberality, margin, ornament, overage,
     overmeasure, overplus, overrun, overset, overstock, oversupply,
     overtime pay, padding, palm oil, perk, perks, perquisite,
     perquisites, plus, pourboire, premium, remainder, remuneration,
     reward, salve, solatium, something extra, spare, sportula,
     stuffing, superaddition, surplus, surplusage, sweetener, tip,
     treasure trove, trimming, trouvaille, trove, twist, waifs,
     waifs and strays, windfall, windfall money, windfall profit,
     wrinkle
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BONUS, contrads. A premium paid to a grantor or vendor; as, e. g. the bank 
  paid a bonus to the state for its charter. A consideration given for what is 
  received. 
  
  

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