• WordNet 3.6
    • n honorarium a fee paid for a nominally free service
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Honorarium A fee offered to professional men for their services; as, an honorarium of one thousand dollars.
    • Honorarium (Law) An honorary payment, usually in recognition of services for which it is not usual or not lawful to assign a fixed business price.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n honorarium A fee for services rendered, especially by a physician or other professional person. In England, when used of the fee of a barrister, it has reference to the fact that at common law barristers had no legal right to recover compensation for their services. Also honorary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Honorarium hon′or-ā′ri-um a voluntary fee paid, esp. to a professional man for his services.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. honorarium,sc. donum,), fr. honorarius,. See Honorary (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. honorarium (donum), honorary (gift).


In literature:

The honorarium I was to receive was ample with my habits of life.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
How about my honorarium?
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
Would Miss Marvin be prepared (for an honorarium) to give his son private lessons?
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
What was an honorarium?
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
The modest honorarium did.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Even though, as I have remarked with unpleasant truth, the honorarium of a professor at our university is not large.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
It was my first honorarium.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
My honorarium was fixed at twenty florins per annum.
"Bartholomew Sastrow" by Bartholomew Sastrow
Most of them will probably help us for a small honorarium instead of their usual consulting fees.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
A deputy receives an annual honorarium of 4000 francs and a railway pass.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various

In news:

The Center's 18th Annual Honorarium .
No, she can't deliver the dinner keynote without an honorarium, in return for two tickets at the head table for food she won't get to eat.
Three artists or artist teams will be selected from the proposals and given a $4,000 honorarium each to create outdoor artworks that will be installed in the spring of 2013 to remain on view for two years.
Thank God Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has introduced legislation to exempt medals and the cash honorarium from tax penalties.