honorable: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (on'ur-u-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; upright: They were all honorable men.
  2. of high rank, dignity, or distinction; noble, illustrious, or distinguished.
  3. worthy of honor and high respect; estimable; creditable.
  4. bringing honor or credit; consistent with honor.
  5. (cap.)
    1. (used as a title of respect for certain ranking government officials.)
    2. Brit.(used as a title of courtesy for children of peers ranking below a marquis.) Abbr.: Hon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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