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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-/
as a sign of respect (usually describing an honorary college or university degree).
Origin of honoris causa
literally, for the sake of honor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In 1849 the University of Dublin conferred upon him the degree of M.D., honoris causa.

    Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh
  • The university which can claim him on its list of sons, whether in regular course or honoris causa, may be proud.

    Up From Slavery: An Autobiography Booker T. Washington
British Dictionary definitions for honoris causa

honoris causa

/hɒˈnɔːrɪs ˈkaʊzɑː/
for the sake of honour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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