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|Noun||1.||honorary society - an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature|
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - an academy that gives annual awards for achievements in motion picture production and performance
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - an academy that gives annual awards for outstanding achievements in television
French Academy - an honorary group of French writers and thinkers supported by the French government; "the French Academy sets standards for the use of the French language"
National Academy of Sciences - an honorary American society of scientists created by President Lincoln during the American Civil War
Royal Academy, Royal Academy of Arts - an honorary academy in London (founded in 1768) intended to cultivate painting and sculpture and architecture in Britain
Royal Society, Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge - an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported science
academician - someone elected to honorary membership in an academy