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English definition of “guard of honour”

guard of honour

noun [C usually singular]    
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 important CeremoniesRelating to weddingsParts of armies and groups of servicemen
(Definition of guard of honour noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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