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HON'OR, n. on'or. L. honor, honos.

1. The esteem due or paid to worth high estimation.

A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country. Matthew 13

2. A testimony of esteem any expression of respect or of high estimation by words or actions as the honors of war military honors funeral honors honors.
3. Dignity exalted rank or place distinction.

I have given thee riches and honor. 1 Kings 3 .

Thou art clothed with honor and majesty. Psalms 104 .

In doing a good thing, there is both honor and pleasure.

4. Reverence veneration or any act by which reverence and submission are expressed,as worship paid to the Supreme Being.
5. Reputation good name as, his honor is unsullied.
6. True nobleness of mind magnanimity dignified respect for character, springing from probity, principle or moral rectitude a distinguishing trait in the character of good men.
7. An assumed appearance of nobleness scorn of meanness, springing from the fear of reproach, without regard to principle as, shall I violate my trust? Forbid it, honor.
8. Any particular virtue much valued as bravery in men, and chastity in females.
9. Dignity of mien noble appearance.

Godlike erect, with native honor clad.

10. That which honors he or that which confers dignity as,the chancellor is an honor to his profession.
11. Privileges of rank or birth in the plural.

Restore me to my honors.

12. Civilities paid.

Then here a slave, or if you will, a lord,

To do the honors,and to give the word.

13. That which adorns ornament decoration.

The sire then shook the honors of his head.

14. A noble kind of seignory or lordship, held of the king in capite.

On or upon my honor, words accompanying a declaration which pledge one's honor or reputation for the truth of it. The members of the house of lords in Great Britain are not under oath, but give their opinions on their honor.

Laws of honor, among persons of fashion, signify certain rules by which their social intercourse is regulated,and which are founded on a regard to reputation. These laws require a punctilious attention to decorum in external deportment, but admit of the foulest violations of moral duty.

Court of honor, a court of chivalry a court of and criminal jurisdiction, having power to redress injuries of honor, and to hold pleas respecting matters of arms and deeds of war.

HON'OR, on'or. L. honoro.

1. To revere to respect to treat with deference and submission, and perform relative duties to.

Honor thy father and thy mother. Exodus 20

2. To reverence to manifest the highest veneration for, in words and actions to entertain the most exalted thoughts of to worship to adore.

That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. John 5 .

3. To dignify to raise to distinction or notice to elevate in rank or station to exalt. Men are sometimes honored with titles and offices, which they do not merit.

Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor. Esther 6

4. To glorify to render illustrious.

I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host. Exodus 14

5. To treat with due civility and respect in the ordinary intercourse of life. The troops honored the governor with a salute.
6. In commerce, to accept and pay when due as, to honor a bill of exchange.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Honor'. King James Dictionary.

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