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 Published features receive a contributor’s honorarium. USA TODAY, "Bye-bye to Bei Bei, reverse bank robbery, squirrel survey: News from around our 50 states," 18 Nov. 2019 Each shortlisted team will receive an honorarium of $50,000 for their design work, and a digital gallery of all the finalist schemes is expected to be published by the end of the year. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Endowment’s new HQ will become architectural ‘jewel’ for the city," 7 Nov. 2019 In addition to having their work featured on sidewalk panels, winning poets receive a $100 honorarium and will have their poems included in this year’s St. Paul Almanac book publication. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Nine poets will have work etched in St. Paul sidewalks. 54 poems already out there.," 10 July 2019 Each team was paid a $50,000 honorarium for its work. Kate Santich, orlandosentinel.com, "Pulse memorial designs range from sublime to curious," 13 Aug. 2019 There are thousands who have received the honorarium, including astronauts, musicians, actors and politicians. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "The Sagamore of the Wabash is one of Indiana's highest honors. But what exactly is it?," 27 July 2017 The poet laureate will receive a modest honorarium but is not considered a county employee. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Campbell community briefs for the week of Aug. 23," 23 Aug. 2019 Regent Charla Boodry and Vice Regent Laura Horn presented the group with a certificate and honorarium. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Patriotic group hosts young musicians for concert," 22 July 2019 Each will receive a $50,000 honorarium for their design work when the competition is completed. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Endowment on global search for architects for new headquarters," 13 June 2019

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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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29 Nov 2019

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“Honorarium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honorarium. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of honorarium

formal : an amount of money paid for a service

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