Meaning of honorand in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒnərand/


  • A person to be publicly honoured, especially with an honorary degree.

    ‘the honorands and their guests’
    • ‘It is clear that both of these honorands were Roman citizens.’
    • ‘The date of the statue base is too late for the honorand to have been the author of ‘Lives of the Sophists’.’
    • ‘Students whose degrees will be conferred at the various ceremonies will have the opportunity to listen to the many honorands speak about their careers.’
    • ‘Along with seven other honorands Marina will be awarded her honorary degree at the University's annual honorary degree ceremony, on Wednesday 21 June.’


1930s from Latin honorandus ‘to be honoured’, gerundive of honorare ‘to honour’, from honor ‘honour’.