An honorary position is given as an honor, with no duties attached, and without payment. Other uses include:

  • Honorary Aryan, a status in Nazi Germany
  • Honorary Academy Award, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, United States
  • Honorary authorship, listing of uninvolved people as co-authors of research papers
  • Honorary César, awarded by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, France
  • Honorary consul, an unpaid part-time diplomatic consul
  • Honorary Goya Award, by the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, Spain
  • Honorary Police, unpaid police force in Jersey
  • Honorary Prelate, a title used in the Catholic church
  • Honorary society, whose members are elected for meritorious conduct
  • honorary title, awarded as a mark of distinction
    • Honorary citizenship, awarded to aliens who have rendered service to the state
    • Honorary degree, academic degree awarded to someone not formally qualified to receive it
  • Honorary trust, a trust with neither a charitable purpose, nor a private beneficiary
  • Honorary whites, a term that was used by the apartheid regime of South Africa