Definition of Honorary

1. Adjective. Given as an honor without the normal duties. "An honorary degree"

Similar to: Unearned
Derivative terms: Honor, Honor



Definition of Honorary

1. a. Done as a sign or evidence of honor; as, honorary services.

Definition of Honorary

1. Adjective. Given as an honor/honour, with no duties attached, and without payment. ¹

2. Adjective. Voluntary. ¹

3. Adjective. (non-gloss definition Describes the holder of a position or title that is assigned to him as a special honor rather than by normal channels.) ¹

4. Noun. An honorarium; a fee for services of no fixed value. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Honorary

1. an honor society [n -ARIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Honorary

honor system
honorabilities
honorability
honorable
honorable mention
honorableness
honorablenesses
honorably
honorand
honorands
honoraria
honoraries
honorarily
honorarium
honorariums
honorary (current term)
honorary degree
honorary officer
honorary society
honorary trust
honorary trusts
honored
honoree
honorees
honorer
honorers
honorific
honorificabilitudinitatibus
honorificabilitudinities
honorificabilitudinity

Literary usage of Honorary

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It was composed of ten honorary members, ten pensionnaires, ten associates, and ten pupils. The Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres deals with the ..."

2. Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1912)
"honorary FRATERNITIES Explanatory Note All of the honorary fraternities have .to some extent been patterned after Phi Beta Kappa. ..."

3. Catalogue by Princeton University (1902)
"DEGREES AND HONORS CONFERRED 1900-i901. DEGREES honorary DEGREE, CONFERRED OCTOBER, ... honorary DEGREES, CONFERRED JUNE, ..."

4. The Insurance Year Book by Spectator insurance yearbook (1904)
"The club meets on Mondays and Thursdays, after 4.30 Pm, from October to April, at the "Cabin," 6 Old Jersey, EC President, GH Ryan; honorary ..."

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