honorarium

Part of speech: noun

A reward for services, which is not technically viewed as pay.

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Usage examples "honorarium":

  1. Like all priests, the physicians lived on the income which came to them from their landed property, from the gifts of the king, the contributions of the laity, and the share which was given them of the state- revenues; they expected no honorarium from their patients, but the restored sick seldom neglected making a present to the sanctuary whence a physician had come to them, and it was not unusual for the priestly leech to make the recovery of the sufferer conditional on certain gifts to be offered to the temple. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. Gustave Lenoble insisted that he should accept that honorarium of three thousand pounds which had been promised by George Sheldon as the reward of his success. - "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
  3. In the literary world as it lives at present some writer is selected for the place of critic to a newspaper, generally some young writer, who for so many shillings a column shall review whatever book is sent to him and express an opinion,- reading the book through for the purpose, if the amount of honorarium as measured with the amount of labour will enable him to do so. - "Autobiography of Anthony Trollope", Anthony Trollope.