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honors of war

plural noun
privileges granted to a surrendering force, as of marching out of their camp or entrenchments with all their arms and with their colors flying.
Origin of honors of war
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The funeral will bo under military auspices, and the remains will be buried with ail tho honors of war.
  • He well de serves all the honors of war which his gallant foes can show him.

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