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honor, honorary, honour, honourary

In Canada, honour is the preferred spelling for the noun and the verb.

  • The National Peacekeeping Monument on Sussex Drive was erected to honour (or in honour of) United Nations peacekeepers.

Although honourary is sometimes encountered and is recognized by the Canadian Oxford Dictionary as a variant spelling, the preferred spelling in Canada and elsewhere in the world is honorary.

  • Jack Hodgins received an honorary doctorate from the University of British Columbia in 1995.