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honorary

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˈɒnərəri/
given to someone in order to show respect for their achievements rather than through study, payment, etc.: honorary award/degree/membership
( abbreviation Hon) relating to a position that is given to someone in order to show respect and for which no payment is made: an honorary chair/chairman/chairwoman
(Definition of honorary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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