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honorary

adjective     /ˈɒn.ər.ə.ri/ US  /ˈɑː.nə.rer.i/
(especially of a degree) given as an honour to someone who has not done a course of study: She received an honorary doctorate from Exeter University in recognition of her work for the homeless.Qualifications in higher education An honorary position in an organization is one for which no payment is made: Charities often have a well-known person as their honorary treasurer.Position and status in groups and organizationsEmployment status and types of work
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