Origin of honorary
Examples from the Web for honorary
Congress unanimously passed a bill to make Bernardo de Galvez an honorary citizen of the United States in 2014.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bratton now announced that he was appointing Ramos an honorary chaplain at the 84th Precinct where he was assigned.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Irishman Bob Geldof was famously made an honorary knight for his work for Live Aid.
They should not be honorary anything but rather a person who simply sees the world as it is.‘black-ish’ Keeps It Real about the Invisible Black Man|Judnick Mayard|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not for nothing was he made an “honorary Canadian” by the nation, back in 2010.
He was rewarded by General Jackson with the honorary title of Major.Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence|Various
When first proposed for honorary fellowship in the Irish College of Physicians, he was rejected.Makers of Modern Medicine|James J. Walsh
Upon his departure from England, the University of Oxford conferred upon him the distinction of an honorary degree.
The honorary overseer, Zherbenev, invited all who attended the examination to his house to dinner.The Created Legend|Feodor Sologub
It opened with nineteen members, and at one time the registry showed ninety-three members, with eleven honorary members.
British Dictionary definitions for honorary
adjective (usually prenominal)
- (esp of a position, title, etc) held or given only as an honour, without the normal privileges or dutiesan honorary degree
- (of a secretary, treasurer, etc) unpaid