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English definition of “honorary”

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 adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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