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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 importantCeremoniesRelating 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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