What is honour?

  • (verb): Bestow honor or rewards upon.
    Synonyms: honor, reward
    See also — Additional definitions below

Honour

Honour or honor (see spelling differences; from the Latin word honos, honoris) is an abstract concept entailing a perceived quality of worthiness and respectability that affects both the social standing and the self-evaluation of an individual or corporate body such as a family, school, regiment or nation. Accordingly, individuals (or corporate bodies) are assigned worth and stature based on the harmony of their actions with a specific code of honour, and the moral code of the society at large.

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Some articles on honour:

Henrietta Maria Of France - Legacy
... state of Maryland was named in her honour by her husband, Charles I ... for the colony with the name left blank, suggesting that Charles bestow a name in his own honour ... several family members in other colonial names, decided to honour his wife ...
Prince William Cup - Controversy
... called on the WRU to rename the trophy in honour of Welsh international rugby star Ray Gravell, who died on 31 October 2007 ... Flynn and Plaid's Adam Price MP called for the WRU to honour Ray Gravell as a patriotic Welshman rather than Prince William, regarded by many in Wales as an Englishman who openly supports the ...
Honours and Awards
... In many countries the term honour can refer to an award given by the state ... Such honours include military medals, but more typically imply a civilian award, such as a British OBE, a knighthood or membership of the French L├ęgion d'honneur ...
The Glen High School - The School Song
... Pride in our country's beauty Honour, sincerity, Obedience to rule ... endeavour, School of our youth together School of our hearts forever Honour its name Hark when the Glen is singing, Hear, hear our voices ringing, Loudly and proudly singing, Praise of our school ... Pride in our country's beauty Honour, sincerity, Obedience to rule ...
Malati Choudhury - Honours and Awards
... Award (1988) Utkal Seva Sammaan (1994) Tagore Literacy Award (1995) Honour by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the first sitting of the Constituent Assembly (1997) Honour by ...

More definitions of "honour":

  • (verb): Accept as pay.
    Synonyms: honor
  • (noun): A woman's virtue or chastity.
    Synonyms: honor, purity
  • (noun): The quality of being honorable and having a good name.
    Synonyms: honor
  • (noun): The state of being honored.
    Synonyms: honor, laurels

Famous quotes containing the word honour:

    Riches are valuable at all times, and to all men; because they always purchase pleasures, such as men are accustomed to, and desire: Nor can any thing restrain or regulate the love of money, but a sense of honour and virtue; which, if it be not nearly equal at all times, will naturally abound most in ages of knowledge and refinement.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    Alack-o-day, replied the corporal ... your honour knows I have neither wife or child—I can have no sorrows in this world.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    Weep not for little Leonie, Abducted by a French Marquis! Though loss of honour was a wrench, Just think how it’s improved her French.
    Harry Graham (1874–1936)