honourable

US honorable

/ (ˈɒnərəbəl, ˈɒnrəbəl) /

adjective

possessing or characterized by high principleshonourable intentions
worthy of or entitled to honour or esteem
consistent with or bestowing honour

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Derived forms of honourable

honourableness or US honorableness, nounhonourably or US honorably, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for honourable (2 of 2)

Honourable

US Honorable

/ (ˈɒnərəbəl, ˈɒnrəbəl) /

adjective

the Honourable (prenominal) 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 anotherAbbreviation: Hon
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