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Definition of honorable:

  1. An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman.
  2. Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds.
  3. High- minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation.
  4. Of reputable association or use; respectable.
  5. Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; an honorable burial.
  6. Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive.
  7. Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious.
  8. Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude.


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