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Honor

As a verb, to accept a bill of exchange, or to pay a note, check, or accepted bill, at maturity. To pay or to accept and pay, or, where a credit so engages, to purchase or discount a draft complying with the terms of the draft.

As a noun, in old English Law, a seigniory of several manors held under one baron or lord paramount. Also those dignities or privileges, degrees of nobility, knighthood, and other titles that flow from the crown.

In the United States, the customary title of courtesy given to judges, and occasionally to some other officers, as, "his honor," "your honor," "honorable."

honor

(Good reputation), noun character, dignitas, existimatio, fama, good name, good opinion, goodness, high regard, incorruptibility, integrity, moral rectitude, probity, purity, rectitude, regard, reliability, repute, respectability, righteousness, sense of responsibility, standing, status, trustiness, trustworthiness, uprightness, virtue
Associated concepts: reputation evidence

honor

(Outward respect), noun acclaim, admiration, adulation, aggrandizement, appreciation, approbation, approval, commendation, consideration, courtesy, credit, deference, devotion, distinction, esteem, estimation, favor, glorification, glory, high regard, homage, laud, laudation, obeisance, praise, prominence, regard, reverence, tribute, veneration, worship

honor

verb acclaim, accredit, advance, aggrandize, applaud, belaud, bepraise, canonize, celebrare, celebrate, cheer, cite, commemorate, commend, compliment, confer distinction on, congratulate, consecrate, crown, decorare, decorate, defer to, distinguish, elevate, ennoble, esteem, eulogize, exalt, extol, glorify, hail, hold in esteem, idolize, laud, lionize, look up to, make important, memorialize, pay deference, pay homage, pay respects, pay tribute, praise, prize, promote, put on a pedestal, raise, raise to distinction, regard, respect, revere, reverence, salute, set store by, show respect, toast, value, venerate
Associated concepts: honorary trust
See also: accept, acknowledge, advance, character, compensate, conscience, credit, dedicate, defer, deference, discharge, distinction, elevate, eminence, estimation, ethics, fulfill, homage, integrity, keep, laudation, mention, merit, obey, observe, pay, prestige, principle, privilege, prize, probity, raise, recognition, recognize, rectitude, regard, remunerate, reputation, respect, right

HONOR. High estimation. A testimony of high estimation. Dignity. Reputation. Dignified respect of character springing from probity, principle, or moral rectitude. A duel is not justified by any insult to our honor. Honor is also employed to signify integrity in a judge, courage in a soldier, and chastity in a woman. To deprive a woman of her honor is, in some cases, punished as a public wrong, and by an action for the recovery of damages done to the relative rights of a husband or a father. Vide Criminal conversation.
     2. In England, when a peer of parliament is sitting judicially in that body, his pledge of honor is received instead of an oath; and in courts of equity, peers, peeresses, and lords of parliament, answer on their honor only. But the courts of common law know no such distinction. It is needless to add, that as we are not encumbered by a nobility, there is no such distinction in the United States, all persons being equal in the eye of the law.

HONOR, Eng. law. The seigniory of a lord paramount. 2 Bl. Com. 9f.

TO HONOR, contr. To accept a bill of exchange; to pay a bill accepted, or a promissory note, on the day it becomes due. 7 Taunt. 164; 1 T. R. 172. Vide To Dishonor.

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