[ on-uh-rair-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌɒn əˈrɛər i əm /
noun, plural hon·o·rar·i·ums, hon·o·rar·i·a [on-uh-rair-ee-uh]. /ˌɒn əˈrɛər i ə/.
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.
a fee for services rendered by a professional person.
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Origin of honorarium
1650–60; <Latin honōrārium fee paid on taking office, noun use of neuter of honōrāriushonorary
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Example sentences from the Web for honorarium
An invoice for $100,000 from March 1999 is described as, “Honoraria—Dr. Drew Pinsky/1st Installment.”Feds Allege Glaxo Paid Dr. Drew $275,000 to Tout Antidepressant|Aram Roston|July 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for honorarium
/ (ˌɒnəˈrɛərɪəm) /
noun plural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)
a fee paid for a nominally free service
Word Origin for honorarium
C17: from Latin: something presented on being admitted to a post of honour
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