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honorary

hon·or·ar·y

honorary

pronunciation:
a n reI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: given as an honor or as an award for achievement, but not earned in the ordinary way.
The movie actor received an honorary degree from the college.
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The word honorary contains the following part:
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.