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n. pl. hon·o·rar·i·ums or hon·o·rar·i·a (-ē-ə)
A payment given to a professional person for services for which fees are not legally or traditionally required.
[Latin honōrārium, from neuter of honōrārius, honorary, from honor, honor.]
n, pl -iums or -ia (-ɪə)
(Commerce) a fee paid for a nominally free service
[C17: from Latin: something presented on being admitted to a post of honour]
hon•o•rar•i•um(ˌɒn əˈrɛər i əm)
n., pl. -rar•i•ums, -rar•i•a (-ˈrɛər i ə)
1. a payment in recognition of acts or professional services for which custom or propriety forbids a price to be set.
2. a fee for services rendered by a professional person.
[1650–60; < Latin honōrārium fee paid on taking office, n. use of neuter of honōrārius honorary]
a fee for professional services.See also: Dues and Payment