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hon·or·ar·y

 (ŏn′ə-rĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Held or given as a mark of honor, especially conferred as an honor without the usual adjuncts: an honorary degree.
2.
a. Holding an office or title given as an honor, without payment: an honorary colonel.
b. Voluntary: the council's honorary secretary.
3. Relying on honor and not legally enforceable, as a duty or obligation.

honorary

(ˈɒnərərɪ; ˈɒnrərɪ)
adj (usually prenominal)
1.
a. (esp of a position, title, etc) held or given only as an honour, without the normal privileges or duties: an honorary degree.
b. (of a secretary, treasurer, etc) unpaid
2. having such a position or title
3. depending on honour rather than legal agreement

hon•or•ar•y

(ˈɒn əˌrɛr i)

adj.
1. given for honor only, without the usual requirements or privileges: an honorary degree.
2. holding a title or position conferred for honor only, without the usual compensation: an honorary president.
3. (of an obligation) depending on one's honor for fulfillment.
4. conferring or commemorating honor or distinction.
5. given, made, or serving as a token of honor.
[1605–15; < Latin honōrārius. See honor, -ary]
hon`or•ar′i•ly (-ˈrɛər ə li) adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.honorary - given as an honor without the normal duties; "an honorary degree"
unearned - not gained by merit or labor or service; "accepted the unearned rewards that came his ways as well as the unearned criticism"; "unearned income"; "an unearned run"

honorary

adjective nominal, unofficial, titular, ex officio, honoris causa (Latin), in name or title only an honorary member of the Golf Club
Translations
فَخْريفَخْري، شَرَفي
čestný
æres-honorær
tiszteletbeli
heiîurs-
fahrîonursalşeref nişanı olarak verilmiş

honorary

[ˈɒnərərɪ] ADJ [member, president] → de honor, honorario; [title] → honorífico; [secretary] (= unpaid) → no remunerado
an honorary degreeun doctorado "honoris causa"

honorary

[ˈɒnərəri] adj [member, official] → honoraire; [duty, title] → honorifique; [award, degree] → honorifiquehonor guard (US) ngarde f d'honneur

honorary

adjEhren-; honorary member/president/title/citizenEhrenmitglied nt/-präsident/-titel/-bürger m

honorary

[ˈɒnrərɪ] adj (person) → onorario/a; (duty, title) → onorifico/a
an honorary degree → una laurea honoris causa or ad honorem

honour

(American) honor (ˈonə) noun
1. respect for truth, honesty etc. a man of honour.
2. (the keeping or increasing of) a person's, country's etc good reputation. We must fight for the honour of our country.
3. fame; glory. He won honour on the field of battle.
4. respect. This ceremony is being held in honour of those who died in the war.
5. something which a person feels to be a reason for pride etc. It is a great honour to be asked to address this meeting.
6. a title, degree etc given to a person as a mark of respect for his services, work, ability etc. He has received many honours for his research into cancer.
7. (with capital. with His, ~Your etc) a title of respect used when talking to or about judges, mayors etc: My client wishes to plead guilty, Your Honour.
verb
1. to show great respect to (a person, thing etc). We should honour the Queen.
2. to do, say etc something which is a reason for pride, satisfaction etc to. Will you honour us with your presence at the meeting?
3. to give (someone) a title, degree etc as a mark of respect for his ability etc. He was honoured for his work with the mentally handicapped.
4. to fulfil (a promise etc). We'll honour our agreement.
ˈhonorary adjective
1. (often abbreviated to Hon. in writing) (of an official position) not having any payment. the Honorary Secretary of the Darts Association.
2. given to a person as a mark of respect for his ability etc. an honorary degree.
ˈhonourable adjective
having, showing, bringing or deserving honour. an honourable man.
ˈhonours noun plural
1. (sometimes with capital. sometimes abbreviated to Hons when written) a degree awarded by universities, colleges etc to students who achieve good results in their final degree examinations, or who carry out specialized study or research; the course of study leading to the awarding of such a degree: He got First Class Honours in French; (also adjective) an honours degree, (American) an honors course.
2. ceremony, when given as a mark of respect. The dead soldiers were buried with full military honours.
(in) honour/honor bound
forced (to do something) not by law, but because one knows it is right. I said I would go if he sent for me, and I feel honour bound to do as I promised.
on one's honour
an expression used to emphasize the truth and solemnity of something which is said. Do you swear, on your honour, never to reveal what you see here?
word of honour
a promise which cannot be broken without loss of honour. I give you my word of honour that I'll do it.

honour, noun, ends in -our.
honorary, adjective, drops the u.
honourable, adjective, keeps the u.
References in classic literature ?
Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Brazen Crown, Perpetual Arch-Master of the Rosicrucian Masons of Mesopotamia; Attached (in Honorary Capacities) to Societies Musical, Societies Medical, Societies Philosophical, and Societies General Benevolent, throughout Europe; etc.
it is all that saved him from exploding--and my dreams of an Honorary Fellowship, gold medals, and a niche in the Hall of Fame faded into the thin, cold air of his arctic atmosphere.
We do not include in this inquiry many of those who acquire this appellation out of the ordinary way, as honorary persons, for instance, but those only who have a natural right to it.
Latin from the books of the Laws of England, which taken along with the context, means, that of all whales captured by anybody on the coast of that land, the King, as Honorary Grand Harpooneer, must have the head, and the Queen be respectfully presented with the tail.
It was united by long tradition to the Cathedral: its headmaster was an honorary Canon, and a past headmaster was the Archdeacon.
He was given honorary degrees by learned universities, and he made speeches and talked of Hindu social reform to English ladies in evening dress, till all London cried, "This is the most fascinating man we have ever met at dinner since cloths were first laid.
The thought passed through his mind that Mr Vladimir, honorary member, would not be seen very often there in the future.
In that case, let it be understood that I am Honorary Physician to the family.
But she was brought back to her former mood by the shimmer of the sunshine on the weapons and bright armour of the military company, which followed after the music, and formed the honorary escort of the procession.
He was reared in the family of my grandfather; served him for many years during their campaigns at the West, where he became attached to the woods; and he was left here as a kind of locum tenens on the lands that old Mohegan (whose life my grandfather once saved) induced the Delawares to grant to him when they admitted him as an honorary member of their tribe.
He received honorary degrees, first from Dublin and then from Oxford, so that he became Dr.
Selfridge Merry, installed in the honorary arm-chairs tacitly reserved for them, paused to listen to the younger man's philippic.