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honorary

hon·or·ar·y

honorary

pronunciation:
a n reI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: given or held for reasons of public honor only.
an honorary degree
definition 2: involving no duties or responsibilities but serving to reflect official esteem.
an honorary consul
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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.