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honourable

/ˈɒnərəbəl; ˈɒnrəbəl/
adjective
1.
possessing or characterized by high principles: honourable intentions
2.
worthy of or entitled to honour or esteem
3.
consistent with or bestowing honour
Derived Forms
honourableness, (US) honorableness, noun
honourably, (US) honorably, adverb

Honourable

/ˈɒnərəbəl; ˈɒnrəbəl/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) the Honourable, a title of respect placed before a name: employed before the names of various officials in the English-speaking world, as a courtesy title in Britain for the children of viscounts and barons and the younger sons of earls, and in Parliament by one member speaking of another Hon
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adj.

chiefly British English spelling of honorable; also see -or. Related: Honourably.

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