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English definition of “guard of honour”

guard of honour

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a group of people, usually soldiers, who are arranged in a row at a special occasion such as a marriage ceremony or an official visit, to honour someone very importantCeremoniesRelating to weddingsParts of armies and groups of servicemen
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