Definition of cursus honorum in English:

cursus honorum

noun

  • An established hierarchy of positions through which a person may advance in a profession, career, etc., originally in Anc. Rome leading to the consulship; hence, a succession of posts held on a course of advancement.

Origin

Early 20th century. Lit., ‘course of honours’.

Pronunciation

cursus honorum

/ɒˈnɔːrəm/