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honorary

adjective uk   /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. 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.
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