honourable

US honorable

adjective
  1. possessing or characterized by high principleshonourable intentions
  2. worthy of or entitled to honour or esteem
  3. consistent with or bestowing honour
Derived Formshonourableness or US honorableness, nounhonourably or US honorably, adverb

Honourable

US Honorable

adjective
  1. 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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adj.

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

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