Part of speech: adjective

Conferring honor; being a token of honor.

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Usage examples "honorary":

  1. Many of the former offices of state survive as honorary posts, or with duties connected solely with the royal household. - "The Government of England (Vol. I)", A. Lawrence Lowell.
  2. In the same year at a public entertainment at the Inns of Court in Dublin, he, with many people of distinction, was made an honorary bencher. - "The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V.", Theophilus Cibber.
  3. He accepted, too, the honorary Presidency and Patronage of the Associated Rifle Competition; he attended the prize- meeting of the privileged Grand Ducal Rifle Club. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.