Meaning of honorary

hon•or•ar•y

Pronunciation: (on'u-rer"ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. given for honor only, without the usual requirements, duties, privileges, emoluments, etc.: The university presented the new governor with an honorary degree.
  2. holding a title or position conferred for honor only: an honorary president.
  3. (of an obligation) depending on one's honor for fulfillment.
  4. conferring or commemorating honor or distinction.
  5. given, made, or serving as a token of honor: an honorary gift.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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