honorary degree

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Noun1.honorary degree - a degree conferred to honor the recipienthonorary degree - a degree conferred to honor the recipient
academic degree, degree - an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
ArtsD, Doctor of Arts - an honorary arts degree
Doctor of Fine Arts - an honorary degree in fine arts
Doctor of Humane Letters - an honorary degree in letters
Doctor of Humanities - an honorary degree in the humanities
Doctor of Laws, LLD - an honorary law degree
Doctor of Science, ScD, DS - an honorary degree in science
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The recipient of 12 honourary degrees, Hawking was also named Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, a post held by Sir Isaac Newton over 300 years earlier.
Under the new draft law the appointment of vice chancellor, deans and pro-vice chancellor would be made by the chief minister and the Governor being chancellor would confer honourary degrees.
THE parents of a 12-year-old boy killed by an IRA bomb in Warrington have received honourary degrees from Edge Hill University.
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are presented with honourary degrees by the University of Wales, Bangor.
Sheldon Kennedy, Nellie Cournoyea and Jane Ash Poitras were presented with honourary degrees at the June convocation ceremonies at the University of Calgary.
Also receiving honourary degrees are hockey great Wayne Gretzky and scientist, peace activist and outspoken social critic Ursula Franklin.
He has a number of honourary degrees including from Oxford, he served as President of the British Academy from 2001-2004, and he is a Foreign Honourary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Indeed, the then-principal of King's was a member of the Senate Honourary Degrees Committee that decided to bestow the honour on Morgentaler.
Senior advocate Arun Mohan, Rajya Sabha MP Karan Singh and Deepak Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, Moser Baer India Ltd, also received honourary degrees from the university during it's annual "Convocation 2010".
Michael Duffy is best known for his role as host of CTV's daily program on politics, Mike Dully Live, and has honourary degrees from three universities, including the University of PEI.
The many awards and honourary degrees she has won internationally within this span of years attest to her stunning accomplishment as Canada's greatest literary commodity.
He was made a gold medal member of the London Royal Geographical Society and received honourary degrees from Oxford, Cambridge and Glasgow universities.