hon·​o·​rar·​i·​um | \ ˌä-nə-ˈrer-ē-əm How to pronounce honorarium (audio) \
plural honoraria\ ˌä-​nə-​ˈrer-​ē-​ə How to pronounce honoraria (audio) \ also honorariums

Definition of honorarium

: a payment for a service (such as making a speech) on which custom or propriety forbids a price to be set donated the honoraria from his speaking engagements

Examples of honorarium in a Sentence

We are willing to offer a small honorarium that we hope you will accept for judging the competition.

Recent Examples on the Web

Each artist selected to exhibit their work will receive a $500 honorarium. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Ever dreamed of having your art hang in City Hall? Now's your chance," 14 June 2018 Responding to Gheorghiu’s claims, Firea volleyed back that the soprano had received an honorarium of 145,000 euros ($171,000) for a concert in December 2017 sponsored by the city hall. Washington Post, "Romanian drama: the mayor, the soprano and the champion," 14 June 2018 Selected artists each received $1,000 for paint and a $2,000 honorarium. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Bringing a 5Pointz Vibe to Lower Manhattan," 1 June 2018 He was honored by the Florida Bar for 50 years of dedicated service as a member in good standing and recognized in 2012 by the Orlando Sentinel with a Legal Eagles honorarium. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/3," 3 June 2018 In the summer of 2016, according to the Times, an FBI intelligence source offered Papadopolous a $3,000 honorarium to write a research paper about a gas field in the Mediterranean Sea and travel to London to talk about it. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Reports: FBI informant interacted with Trump campaign," 19 May 2018 Fellows receive a $5,000 honorarium for their two-year commitment and meet several times a year. Philly.com, "The Neubauers want to fix Philly schools. Their plan? To sharpen the principal force.," 7 May 2018 But the next day, Cohen called Schoen to solicit the $150,000 as an honorarium, the person briefed on the matter said. Anchorage Daily News, "Mueller is investigating Ukrainian’s $150,000 payment for a Trump appearance," 10 Apr. 2018 But the next day, Cohen called Schoen to solicit the $150,000 as an honorarium, the person briefed on the matter said. BostonGlobe.com, "Mueller probes Ukrainian’s $150,000 payment for Trump speech," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of honorarium

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for honorarium

Latin, from neuter of honorarius

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The first known use of honorarium was in 1609

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English Language Learners Definition of honorarium

formal : an amount of money paid for a service

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