American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A payment given to a professional person for services for which fees are not legally or traditionally required.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fee for services rendered, especially by a physician or other professional person. In England, when used of the fee of a barrister, it has reference to the fact that at common law barristers had no legal right to recover compensation for their services. Also
- n. Compensation for services that do not have a predetermined value.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fee offered to professional men for their services.
- n. (Law) An honorary payment, usually in recognition of services for which it is not usual or not lawful to assign a fixed business price.
- n. a fee paid for a nominally free service
- Latin honorarium (sc. donum), from honorarius. See honorary. (Wiktionary)
- Latin honōrārium, from neuter of honōrārius, honorary, from honor, honor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But always before he reached the middle he struck for what they called his honorarium; and this troubled them, for the tale was appearing week by week as it was written.”
“And the honorarium is just a token, you understand …”
“If I find out that a science reporter, say, received a $20,000 honorarium from the American Petroleum Institute, I would have legitimate grounds for concern regardless of any visible problems with their work.”
“If our honorarium is unsatisfactory, kindly telegraph us at once and state what you consider a fair price.”
“She also receives royalties from UpToDate and an honorarium from the Japanese”
“Or they pay an honorarium, which is a word indicating that they know it isn't enough to count as proper paying!”
“But let a client or patient make the experiment of omitting this little ceremony of the honorarium, which is cense to be a thing entirely out of consideration between them, and mark how the learned gentleman will look upon his case.”
“I propose to you to do the same thing, and you can make it a condition that for your subsequent works I will pay you the best honorarium, which is given only to our best-known (very few) novel writers, that is to say, fifty rubles for sixteen pages of printed matter.”
“But let a client or patient make the experiment of omitting this little ceremony of the honorarium, which is _cense_ to be a thing entirely out of consideration between them, and mark how the learned gentleman will look upon his case.”
“Regarding Clinton's arrival on Sunday (the scent of a handsome "honorarium" wafts through the air), KLA chieftain Thaci, endearingly known to his former KLA colleagues by the nom de guerre of The Snake, promises that the Bomber of Belgrade will be met with a "magnificent welcome" and that locals will "appear en masse at the Bill Clinton Square".”
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