- 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.
Origin of honorarium
Examples from the Web for honoraria
Contemporary Examples of honoraria
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
July 3, 2012
- a fee paid for a nominally free service
Word Origin for honorarium
Latin plural of honorarium.
"honorary reward," 1650s, from Latin honorarium (donum), literally "honorary (gift)," but in Latin meaning "bribe paid to get appointed to an honorary post," neuter of adjective honorarius "for the sake of honor," from honos (see honor (n.)).