title of honor

An honorary title or title of honor is a title bestowed upon individuals or organizations as an award in recognition of their merits.

Sometimes the title bears the same or nearly the same name as a title of authority, but the person bestowed does not have to carry any duties, possibly except for ceremonial ones.

Some examples of honorary titles from various areas are: Man of the Year is not an honorary title.

Some historical honorary titles may be bought, just like certain nobility titles. This has long been a matter of fraud, both outright and indirect: people often fail to realize that the value of a title is based on the prestige of the awarding body, rather on the amount paid for it.

Some honorary titles serve as positions of sinecure and honorary retirement.

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In many countries it is a honorary title.

"Academician" may also be a functional title and denote a full member of the National Academy of Sciences in those countries where
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Some hereditary titles are inherited only by the eldest son (see primogeniture)[1]
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