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Definition a fee paid for a service that has no official charge — such as for performing a wedding ceremony
  • The speaker is paid a small honorarium to cover expenses and to express our gratitude.
  • If our honorarium is unsatisfactory, kindly telegraph us at once and state what you consider a fair price.
    Jack London  --  Martin Eden
  • Concerned that accepting fat honoraria would discourage schools and small groups from asking him to speak, he declined anything over modest fees.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • A few honorariums for personal appearances and speeches.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • "Splendid," I cried, "and if you bring it off and teach me to dance, the gramophone is yours as an honorarium.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • They offer a... I think they call it a "research honorarium"... that's bigger than what we paid for four years at Nightenhelser and all of Reichs combined.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • By the way, when you receive your next check you'll find we've raised your honorarium to seven thousand a year.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Aven snorted at the honorarium, but Bert voiced his agreement with the boy.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Now our Horvath benefactors receive the pearls as an honorarium for their defense of our system.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I didn't let Carl down by admitting that all I had was a trooper's honorarium; I bought it for her while I drank what they said was (but wasn't) fresh pineapple squash.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • He made about $125,000 a year from Harvard and the Brigham, but he never saw his paychecks or the honoraria or royalties, both fairly small sums, that he received for his lectures and writings.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Maycomb's regular pastors ate free for a week also, and it was hinted in disrespectful quarters that the local clergy deliberately led their churches into holding separate services, thereby gaining two more weeks' honoraria.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The work brought him modest honoraria and offerings, enough to allow him to pay his bills and buy a $150 used DeSoto, finally replacing the car that he'd lost as loan collateral.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • /Honorary/, /honorarium/ and /honorific/ drop the /u/, but /honourable/ retains it.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language

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