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English definition of “honourable”

honourable

adjective
 
/ˈɒnərəbl/ UK
(US honorable) honest and fair, or deserving praise and respect: a decent, honourable man → Opposite dishonourableHonesty, openness and sincerity
the Honourable a title used before the name of some important government officialsGovernment ministers and civil servantsNames and titles a title used in the UK before the name of certain people of high social rankRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
honourably adverb
(Definition of honourable from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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