from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A payment given to a professional person for services for which fees are not legally or traditionally required.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Compensation for services that do not have a predetermined value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fee offered to professional men for their services.
- n. An honorary payment, usually in recognition of services for which it is not usual or not lawful to assign a fixed business price.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fee for services rendered, especially by a physician or other professional person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fee paid for a nominally free service
Latin honōrārium, from neuter of honōrārius, honorary, from honor, honor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin honorarium (sc. donum), from honorarius. See honorary. (Wiktionary)