point of honor

noun
an issue that affects one's honor, reputation, etc.: It was a point of honor with him to avenge any insult to his family.

Origin:
1605–15

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Example sentences
Some gentlemen seem to have considered it as a point of honor.
To pay their debts is their national point of honor.
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