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honorary

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adjective hon·or·ary \ˈä-nə-ˌrer-ē\

Simple Definition of honorary

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of honorary

  1. 1 a :  having or conferring distinction b :  commemorative

  2. 2 :  dependent on honor for fulfillment

  3. 3 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>

honorarily

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honorary

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Examples of honorary in a sentence

  1. He was awarded an honorary degree.

  2. He's an honorary member of the club.

  3. He is the honorary president of the commission.



Origin and Etymology of honorary

Latin honorarius, from honor


First Known Use: 1568



HONORARY Defined for Kids

honorary

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adjective hon·or·ary \ˈä-nə-ˌrer-ē\

Definition of honorary for Students

  1. :  given or done as an honor <They made him an honorary member of the club.>





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