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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. 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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The trainer insisted after her Lingfield triumph some cut in the ground would be important if Honor Bound were to make the trip to Epsom, but he does not see that being a problem.
As Act II moves inside the prison camp, and actors in orange jumpsuits deliver increasingly desperate words taken from their letters home, the play's subtitle acquires even more pungent irony: "Honor Bound to Defend Freedom" comes from a sign over the camp, reminding American officers of their duty there.
Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973 by Stuart Rochester and Frederick Kiley concentrates on the experiences of American captives taken during the Vietnam War, while The Long Road Home: U.S.
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is that as soon as you've established an investigator-investigatee relationship, you're honor bound to use that relationship to maximize the safety of the participant, and that means teaching them how not to come into any contact with the virus.' But if trial participants avoid exposure to HIV, the vaccine will not be given a good run for the money.
Elinor soon discovers why her suitor, Edward Ferrars, has left her: he has been secretly engaged to Lucy Steele for four years, and, while he regrets the connection now, he feels honor bound to marry her.
That effort was enough to prompt Beckett to raise his sights for the Lingfield Oaks Trial, although she had to settle for fourth behind stablemate Honor Bound.
at eort was enough to prompt Beckett to raise his sights for the Lingeld Oaks Trial, although she had to settle for fourth behind stablemate Honor Bound.
She is an honor bound professional who fully cooperates in the detailed steps of a successful transaction.
Kat Jaske; FOR HONOR: AN ADVENTURE OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN: BOOK ONE OF BY HONOR BOUND; Infinity Publishing (Fiction) $17.95 ISBN: 0741420570