hon·or·ary adjective \ˈä-nə-ˌrer-ē\
: given as a sign of honor or achievement
: regarded as one of a group although not officially elected or included
: holding a position for which no payment is given : not paid
: dependent on honor for fulfillment
a : conferred or elected in recognition of achievement or service without the usual prerequisites or obligations <an honorary degree> <an honorary member>
b : unpaid, voluntary <an honorary chairman>
— hon·or·ari·ly \ˌä-nə-ˈrer-ə-lē\ adverb
— honorary noun
Examples of HONORARY
- He was awarded an honorary degree.
- He's an honorary member of the club.
- He is the honorary president of the commission.
Origin of HONORARY
First Known Use: 1568
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