Definition of honorand in US English:



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

    • ‘It is clear that both of these honorands were Roman citizens.’
    • ‘Along with seven other honorands Marina will be awarded her honorary degree at the University's annual honorary degree ceremony, on Wednesday 21 June.’
    • ‘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.’


1950s: from Latin honorandus ‘to be honored’, gerundive of honorare ‘to honor’, from honor ‘honor’.