honoris causa

Latin phrase
ho·​no·​ris cau·​sa | \ hō-ˈnȯr-is-ˈkau̇-ˌsä How to pronounce honoris causa (audio) \

Definition of honoris causa

: for the sake of honor : honorary used especially in names of academic degrees

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“Honoris causa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honoris%20causa. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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