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Honorary degree   /ˈɑnərˌɛri dɪgrˈi/   Listen
Honorary degree

A degree conferred to honor the recipient.  Synonym: honoris causa.

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"Honorary degree" Quotes from Famous Books

... out with his Essay On Truth, and all the orthodox world are thrown into a paroxysm of contagious ecstasy. He is cried up as the great champion of Christianity against the attacks of modern philosophers and infidels; he is feted and flattered in every way. He receives at Oxford the honorary degree of doctor of civil law, at the same time with Sir Joshua Reynolds. The king sends for him, praises his Essay, and gives him a pension ...
— Oliver Goldsmith • Washington Irving

... the successive presidents, and in 1907 was instrumental in securing a large gift for a new gymnasium. Still later he refused the presidency of the college. In 1906 Hobart bestowed upon him the honorary degree ...
— Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati • Warren C. Herrick

... president. "Doctor of Letters, our honorary degree. We are always happy to grant it to our benefactors by a ...
— Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich • Stephen Leacock

... is strange that not one of the four conferred on him an honorary degree. This same year Beattie had been thus honoured at Oxford. Gray, who visited Aberdeen eight years before Johnson, was offered the degree of doctor of laws, 'which, having omitted to take it at Cambridge, he thought it decent to ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 2 • Boswell

... of the Interior, Mr. Lamar. Mr. Coffin also appeared before the Committee on Labor, and made an argument on the "Forces of Nature as Affecting Society," which won high encomiums from the committee, and which was ordered to be printed. The honorary degree of A. M. was conferred upon Mr. Coffin in 1870, by Amherst College. He is a member of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, and he gave the address upon the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of his native town. He is a resident ...
— The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1 • Various

Words linked to "Honorary degree" :   Doctor of Science, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Humane Letters, LLD, ScD, Doctor of Humanities, ArtsD, degree, academic degree, Doctor of Fine Arts, Doctor of Arts, ds

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