Definition of honorarium in English:


Line breaks: hon¦or|ar¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˌɒnəˈrɛːrɪəm

noun (plural honorariums or honoraria /-rɪə/)

  • A payment given for professional services that are rendered nominally without charge.
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    • 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).

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