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honorariumnoun acknowledgment, arrangement, compensation, consideration, earnings, emolument, fee, fiiancial remuneration, gratuity, guerdon, income, installment, meed, payment, quittance, recompense, reimbursement, remuneration, requital, retainer, reward for service, salary, settlement, stipend
See also: bonus, bounty, contribution, donation, payment, remittance, reward
honorariuma payment made as a matter of honour and not because it is due as a legally enforceable debt.
HONORARIUM. A recompense for services rendered. It is usually applied only
to the recompense given to persons whose business is connected with science;
as the fee paid to counsel.
2. It is said this honorarium is purely voluntary, and differs from a fee, which may be recovered by action. 5 Serg. & Rawle, 412; 3 Bl. Com. 28; 1 Chit. Rep. 38; 2 Atk. 332; but see 2 Penna. R. 75; 4 Watts' R. 334. Vide Dalloz, Dict. h.t., and Salary. See Counsellor at law.