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honour

noun UK ( US honor)
 
 
/ˈɒnər/
[U] respect that people have for a person or an organization: The world's top investment banks are competing for the honour and income that comes from winning these contracts.a badge of honour A high credit rating is a badge of honour for the treasuries of developed economies.
[C] a reward, prize, or title that expresses admiration or respect: be awarded/receive an honoura great/high/huge honour She has been awarded one of the highest honors in business and technology by the US government.
honours [plural] ( abbreviation hons, also Hons) UK a level of university qualification that is a higher standard than the basic level: an honours degree to graduate with honours
Your Honour UK ( US Your Honor) formal LAW the title of respect used when speaking to a judge: "I object, Your Honour", he said. →  See also guest
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