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honour

noun /ˈonə/
respect for truth, honesty etc
honneur
a man of honour.
(the keeping or increasing of) a person’s, country’s etc good reputation
honneur
We must fight for the honour of our country.
fame; glory
gloire
He won honour on the field of battle.
respect
en l’honneur de
This ceremony is being held in honour of those who died in the war.
something which a person feels to be a reason for pride etc
honneur
It is a great honour to be asked to address this meeting.
a title, degree etc given to a person as a mark of respect for his services, work, ability etc He has received many honours for his research into cancer. (with capital
Son/Votre Honneur
with His, Youretc) a title of respect used when talking to or about judges, mayors etc: My client wishes to plead guilty, Your Honour.
honorary adjective (often abbreviated to Hon.in writing) (of an official position) not having any payment
honoraire
the Honorary Secretary of the Darts Association.
given to a person as a mark of respect for his ability etc
honoris causa, honorifique
an honorary degree.
honourable adjective having, showing, bringing or deserving honour
honorable
an honourable man.
honours noun plural (sometimes with capital
(avec) mention
sometimes abbreviated to Hons when written) a degree awarded by universities, colleges etc to students who achieve good results in their final degree examinations, or who carry out specialized study or research the course of study leading to the awarding of such a degree: He got First Class Honours in French (also adjective) an honours degree, (American) an honors course.
ceremony, when given as a mark of respect
honneurs
The dead soldiers were buried with full military honours.
(in) honour/honor bound forced (to do something) not by law, but because one knows it is right
tenu par l’honneur à
I said I would go if he sent for me, and I feel honour bound to do as I promised.
on one’s honour an expression used to emphasize the truth and solemnity of something which is said
sur l’honneur
Do you swear, on your honour, never to reveal what you see here?
word of honour a promise which cannot be broken without loss of honour
parole d’honneur
I give you my word of honour that I’ll do it.
honour, noun, ends in -our. honorary, adjective, drops the u. honourable, adjective, keeps the u.
(Definition of honour from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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