point of honour

point of honour
point of honour
1. Any scruple caused by a sense of duty, honour, self-respect, etc
2. The obligation to demand and to receive satisfaction for an insult, esp by duelling
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Main Entry:honour
point of honour see under ↑honour
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Main Entry:point

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