honorarium

[ on-uh-rair-ee-uh m ]
/ 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 honōrārius honorary
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British Dictionary definitions for honorarium

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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