honorarium hon‧o‧rar‧i‧um [ˌɒnəˈreəriəm ǁ ˌɑːnəˈrer-] noun honorariums PLURALFORM or honoraria PLURALFORM [-riə] [countable] formal HUMAN RESOURCES
a sum of money offered to someone for their services; = FEE:

• He was paid $100,000 for writing the book, and the honorarium is now the subject of an inquiry.

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honorarium UK US /ˌɒnəˈreəriəm/ noun [C] (plural honorariums, honoraria) FORMAL
a sum of money paid to someone for providing a service or winning a prize: »

The board will meet three times a year and members will be paid a $3,500 honorarium per meeting, plus expenses.


The O'Donnell Award for science consists of a $25,000 honorarium and an inscribed statue.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Honorarium — Hon o*ra ri*um, Honorary Hon or*a*ry, n. [L. honorarium (sc. donum), fr. honorarius. See {Honorary}, a.] 1. A fee offered to professional men for their services; as, an honorarium of one thousand dollars. S. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honorarium — I noun acknowledgment, arrangement, compensation, consideration, earnings, emolument, fee, financial remuneration, gratuity, guerdon, income, indemnity, installment, meed, payment, quittance, recompense, reimbursement, remuneration, requital,… …   Law dictionary

  • HONORARIUM — est, quod Magistratibus aut eorum ministris solvitur, honoris potius, quam necessitatis causâ, unde etiam nomen habet, nec exigi debet aut peri, sed accipi, si offeratur, Connan. l. 14. c. 15. n. 7. Etiam sic dicebatur, quod olim Consulibus, in… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • honorarium — (n.) honorary reward, 1650s, from L. honorarium (donum), lit. honorary (gift), but in Latin meaning bribe paid to get appointed to an honorary post, neut. of adjective honorarius for the sake of honor, from honos (see HONOR (Cf. honor) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • honorarium — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n V, lmM. honorariumria {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} należność za wykonaną pracę, wynagrodzenie za usługę w wolnych zawodach, np. za pracę lekarza, aktora, naukowca : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Honorarium autorskie. Pobierać wysokie… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • honorarium — [än΄ə rer′ē əm] n. pl. honorariums or honoraria [än΄ə rer′ēə] [L honorarium (donum), honorary (gift)] a payment as to a professional person for services on which no fee is set or legally obtainable …   English World dictionary

  • honorarium — meaning a voluntary payment made for professional services instead of a formal fee, is pronounced with the third syllable as in air. The plural form is honorariums (preferably) or honoraria …   Modern English usage

  • honorarium — ► NOUN (pl. honorariums or honoraria) ▪ a payment for professional services which are given nominally without charge. ORIGIN Latin, denoting a gift made on being admitted to public office …   English terms dictionary

  • Honorarium — An honorarium is an ex gratia payment made to a person for their services in a volunteer capacity or for services for which fees are not traditionally required. This is used by groups such as schools or sporting clubs to pay coaches for their… …   Wikipedia

  • honorarium — This word is occasionally used to refer to a fee (payment) for services rendered by an eminent or professional person. An honorarium is considered a reward for some act for which custom or tact forbids the setting of a fixed amount, or fee: The… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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