honorary

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adjective hon·or·ary \ˈä-nə-ˌrer-ē\

Definition of honorary

  1. 1a :  having or conferring distinction an honorary engineering societyb :  commemorative an honorary plaque

  2. 2 :  dependent on honor or a keen sense of ethical conduct for fulfillment an honorary obligation

  3. 3a :  conferred or elected in recognition of achievement or service without the usual prerequisites or obligations an honorary degree an honorary memberb :  unpaid, voluntary an honorary chairman

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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: 1606



HONORARY Defined for English Language Learners

honorary

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adjective hon·or·ary \ˈä-nə-ˌrer-ē\

Definition of honorary for English Language Learners

  • : 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


HONORARY Defined for Kids

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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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