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honoris causa

[oh-noh-ris kou-sah; English o-nawr-is kaw-zuh, o-nohr-]
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  1. as a sign of respect (usually describing an honorary college or university degree).
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Origin of honoris causa

literally, for the sake of honor
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British Dictionary definitions for honoris causa

honoris causa

  1. for the sake of honour
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