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honors of war

noun
1.
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
1805-1815
1805-15
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Examples for honors of war
  • 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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