[ on-uh-rair-ee-uhm ]
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noun,plural hon·o·rar·i·ums, hon·o·rar·i·a [on-uh-rair-ee-uh]. /ˌɒn əˈrɛər i ə/.
  1. a payment in recognition of acts or professional services for which custom or propriety forbids a price to be set: The mayor was given a modest honorarium for delivering a speech to our club.

  2. a fee for services rendered by a professional person.

Origin of honorarium

1650–60; <Latin honōrārium fee paid on taking office, noun use of neuter of honōrāriushonorary

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/ (ˌɒnəˈrɛərɪəm) /

nounplural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)
  1. a fee paid for a nominally free service

Origin of honorarium

C17: from Latin: something presented on being admitted to a post of honour

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