honourable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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UK (US honorable) uk   /ˈɒn.ər.ə.bl̩/  us   /ˈɑː.nɚ-/
honest and ​fair, or ​deservingpraise and ​respect: an honourable ​person
adverb (US honorably) uk   us   /-ə.bli/
They ​acted honourably and ​returned the ​wallet.


UK (US Honorable) uk   /ˈɒn.ər.ə.bl̩/  us   /ˈɑː.nɚ-/ (abbreviation Hon.)
the Honourable a ​title used before the ​name of some ​governmentofficials, and in the UK before the ​names of some ​people of high ​socialrank: the Honourable Andrew Robinson the Honorable Daniel P. Moynihan of New York
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