Definition of honorarium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɒnəˈrɛːrɪəm/

noun (plural honorariums or honoraria /ˌɒnəˈrɛːrɪə/)

A payment given for professional services that are rendered nominally without charge.
Example sentences
  • Some of it goes straight to individuals in the form of consulting fees, contracts, honoraria, and salaries.
  • The real money, ever since Congress banned honoraria for its members, is in speeches.
  • The guidelines define financial interests that should be disclosed as any fees, honoraria, or gifts associated with consulting or lectures; equity, including stock options; and payments for directorships or executive roles.
fee, payment, consideration, allowance;
remuneration, pay, expenses, compensation, recompense, reward
formal emolument


Mid 17th century: from Latin, denoting a gift made on being admitted to public office, from honorarius (see honorary).

Words that rhyme with honorarium

aquarium, armamentarium, barium, caldarium, cinerarium, columbarium, dolphinarium, frigidarium, herbarium, planetarium, rosarium, sanitarium, solarium, sudarium, tepidarium, terrarium, vivarium

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Line breaks: hon¦or|ar¦ium

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