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honorary

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhonoraryhon‧or‧ar‧y /ˈɒnərəri $ ˈɑːnəreri/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 CELEBRATEan honorary title, rank, or university degree is given to someone as an honour 🔊 Brown received an honorary doctorate from Seoul University.2 PAY somebody FOR WORKan honorary position in an organization is held without receiving any payment3 SAMEan honorary member of a group is treated like a member of that group but does not belong to it
Examples from the Corpus
honoraryIn future Presidents were purely honorary.Montalban is the commission's honorary chairman.She was made an honorary citizen of Oklahoma that year.He had a distinguished war record and on demobilisation in 1945 he became an honorary colonel, Army Medical Service.We refer to them affectionately as the honorary founders of the club.A keen music lover he was also honorary general secretary of the Darlington Music Festival which finished at the weekend.He's also an honorary President of his home team, Stoke.A perky Starostin shared in much of the pleasure: he was Spartak's honorary president when he died.It was a great honor; she would serve with Commander Richard Byrd, honorary president.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhonoraryhon‧or‧ar‧y /ˈɒnərəriˈɑːnəreri/ adjective [only before a noun]1an honorary title, rank, or university degree is given to someone as an honourThey made him an honorary member of the club.She received an honorary doctorate from Harvard.2 written abbreviation Hon an honorary position in an organization is held without receiving any paymentThe Honorary Secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting.
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