Definition of honorary
2 : dependent on honor or a keen sense of ethical conduct for fulfillment an honorary obligation
honorarilyplay \ˌä-nə-ˈrer-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of honorary in a Sentence
He was awarded an honorary degree.
He's an honorary member of the club.
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
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
Definition of honorary for Students
: given or done as an honor They made him an honorary member of the club.
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