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 for fulfillment.
conferring or commemorating honor or distinction.
given, made, or serving as a token of honor: an honorary gift.

1605–15; < Latin honōrārius relating to honor. See honor, -ary

honorarily [on-uh-rair-uh-lee] , adverb
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honorary (ˈɒnərərɪ, ˈɒnrərɪ)
1.  a.  (esp of a position, title, etc) held or given only as an honour, without the normal privileges or duties: an honorary degree
 b.  (of a secretary, treasurer, etc) unpaid
2.  having such a position or title
3.  depending on honour rather than legal agreement

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Turner also declined to accept an honorary doctor-of-human-letters degree,
  which he was supposed to receive at the ceremony.
He was awarded honorary degrees by two universities.
He holds honorary degrees from a number of universities around the world.
No fewer than seven different universities have awarded him honorary degrees.
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