given for honor
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 honor
only: an honorary president.
(of an obligation) depending on one's honor
conferring or commemorating honor
given, made, or serving as a token of honor
: an honorary gift.
Origin: 1605–15; Related forms
< Latin honōrārius
relating to honor. See honor
honorarily /ˌɒnəˈrɛərəli/ [on-uh-rair-uh-lee] Show IPA , adverb