[on-uh-rer-ee] /ˈɒn əˌrɛr i/
given for only, without the usual requirements, duties, privileges, emoluments, etc.:
The university presented the new governor with an honorary degree.
holding a title or position conferred for only:
an honorary president.
(of an obligation) depending on one’s for fulfillment.
conferring or commemorating or distinction.
given, made, or serving as a token of :
an honorary gift.
adjective (usually prenominal)
having such a position or title
depending on honour rather than legal agreement
early 17c., from honor + -ary; possibly influenced by French honoraire, Latin honorarius “pertaining to honor, honorary.”
noun 1. a priest attached to a cathedral but not entitled to receive a stipend or to vote in the chapter.
[on-er-bound] /ˈɒn ərˈbaʊnd/ adjective 1. bound by or placed under the obligation of honor: She felt honor-bound to defend her friend.
noun 1. a prison work camp operating on an honor system.
adverb, Informal. 1. upon my honor; really and truly: I did sweep the floor, honor bright.