upon my honour

upon my honour
upon my honour
An appeal to one's honour in support of a statement
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Main Entry:honour

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  • on (or upon) my honour — used to express sincerity. → honour …   English new terms dictionary

  • honour — n. & v. (US honor) n. 1 high respect; glory; credit, reputation, good name. 2 adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct. 3 nobleness of mind, magnanimity (honour among thieves). 4 a thing conferred as a distinction, esp …   Useful english dictionary

  • honour — (US honor) noun 1》 great respect or esteem.     ↘a feeling of pride and pleasure from being shown respect.     ↘a source of esteem. 2》 a clear sense of what is morally right. 3》 a thing conferred as a distinction.     ↘(honours) a special… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Honour — • May be defined as the deferential recognition by word or sign of another s worth or station Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Honour     Honour      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Honour — For other uses, see Honour (disambiguation). An illustration of the Burr Hamilton duel of 1804 – Alexander Hamilton defends his honour by accepting Aaron Burr s challenge Honour or honor (see spelling differences; from the Latin word honos,… …   Wikipedia

  • honour — /ˈɒnə / (say onuh) noun 1. high public esteem; fame; glory. 2. credit or reputation for behaviour that is becoming or worthy. 3. a source of credit or distinction: to be an honour to one s family. 4. high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank: to …  

  • Honour of Richmond — The Honour of Richmond was created by Alain Le Roux, son of Eudes, Count of Penthièvre, grandson of Geoffrey I, Duke of Brittany .According to the Honoris Registrum de Richmond: I, William, surnamed the Bastard, do give and grant to thee, Alan,… …   Wikipedia

  • upon — up|on W1S3 [əˈpɔn US əˈpa:n] prep formal [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: up + on] 1.) used to mean on or onto ▪ an honour bestowed upon the association ▪ We are completely dependent upon your help. ▪ Brandon threw him upon the ground. 2.) if a time or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • honour — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honour — 1. noun /ˈɒnə,ˈɑnɚ/ a) High rank or respect. Book 60, 1 Peter, 002:004 : Come to Him, the ever living Stone, rejected indeed by men as worthless, but in Gods esteem chosen and held in honour. b) Dignity; reputation as a good person. His honour is …   Wiktionary

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