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honoris causa

[oh-noh-ris kou-sah; English o-nawr-is kaw-zuh, o-nohr-] /oʊˈnoʊ rɪs ˈkaʊ sɑ; English ɒˈnɔr ɪs ˈkɔ zə, ɒˈnoʊr-/
Latin.
1.
as a sign of respect (usually describing an honorary college or university degree).
Origin
literally, for the sake of honor
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honoris causa

/hɒˈnɔːrɪs ˈkaʊzɑː/
uknown
1.
for the sake of honour
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