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Definition of Honorable
HonorableHonorable Hon"or*a*ble, a. [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]
1. Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded;
Thy name and honorable family. --Shak.
2. High-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a
scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation.
3. Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed
to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair;
as, an honorable motive.
Is this proceeding just and honorable? --Shak.
4. Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds.
Honorable wounds from battle brought. --Dryden.
5. Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended;
consistent with honor or rectitude.
Marriage is honorable in all. --Heb. xiii.
6. Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with
testimonies of esteem; an honorable burial.
7. Of reputable association or use; respectable.
Let her descend: my chambers are honorable. --Shak.
8. An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable
Senate; the honorable gentleman.
Note: Honorable is a title of quality, conferred by English
usage upon the younger children of earls and all the
children of viscounts and barons. The maids of honor,
lords of session, and the supreme judges of England and
Ireland are entitled to the prefix. In American usage,
it is a title of courtesy merely, bestowed upon those
who hold, or have held, any of the higher public
offices, esp. governors, judges, members of Congress or
of the Senate, mayors.
Right honorable. See under Right.
Meaning of Honorable from wikipedia
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(American English; see spelling
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of the Netherlands
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- Amende honorable
a mode of punishment
in France which required
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to his shirt, and led into a church...
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to: The Right Honourable Mention
, Latin honors
for doctor's degrees
- The honorific prefix
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, with Committee
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