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honorarium

[on-uh-rair-ee-uh m] /ˌɒn əˈrɛər i əm/
noun, plural honorariums, honoraria
[on-uh-rair-ee-uh] /ˌɒn əˈrɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
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.
2.
a fee for services rendered by a professional person.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin honōrārium fee paid on taking office, noun use of neuter of honōrārius honorary
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Examples from the web for honoraria
  • Most of the few posts on honoraria are about offering them, not requesting them.
  • Fees and honoraria for officiating at weddings, christenings, funerals and other services in the exercise of the ministry.
  • Royalties you earned in connection with any publication of your work and any honoraria received for your services.
British Dictionary definitions for honoraria

honorarium

/ˌɒnəˈrɛərɪəm/
noun (pl) -iums, -ia (-ɪə)
1.
a fee paid for a nominally free service
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: something presented on being admitted to a post of honour
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Word Origin and History for honoraria
n.

Latin plural of honorarium.

honorarium

n.

"honorary reward," 1650s, from Latin honorarium (donum), literally "honorary (gift)," but in Latin meaning "bribe paid to get appointed to an honorary post," neuter of adjective honorarius "for the sake of honor," from honos (see honor (n.)).

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