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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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