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 honorarium (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 Le Guin said the 2022 jurors, who will each receive a small honorarium, were chosen for their professional or personal connections to Le Guin. oregonlive, 21 Oct. 2021 The honorarium for Knowles, the city poet laureate, is funded by corporate and foundational grants, but the Hartford Commission on Cultural Affairs successfully campaigned to set aside money in the city budget for the two new roles. Seamus Mcavoy, courant.com, 18 Oct. 2021 Full-time employees whose annual earnings are below $75,000 will also receive a one-time honorarium payment of $750. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 16 June 2021 The poet laureate program is also a literal investment: The position comes with a $20,000 honorarium to be disbursed at three milestones over their two-year term. Julianna Morano, Dallas News, 9 June 2021 At the conclusion of the conference, the honorarium pool will be divided evenly across all presenters. Paolo Gaudiano, Forbes, 7 June 2021 That support, Libby says, is crucial to being able to pay each artist a modest honorarium toward costs of material, fabrication, installation, not to mention creative labor. BostonGlobe.com, 28 May 2021 The artists chosen will receive an honorarium of up to $500. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2021 The national honor comes with a $10,000 honorarium and a matching grant for the UA Department of Music, the university announced. Jaime Adame, Arkansas Online, 11 Mar. 2021

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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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“Honorarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honorarium. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of honorarium

: an amount of money paid for a service

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