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Definition of honours:

  1. Privileges of rank or birth; public marks of respect or esteem; high academic distinctions; honours of war, certain privileges or distinctions granted to a vanquished enemy, as that of marching out with military insignia; code of honour, certain rules by which social intercourse is regulated among persons of fashion; on one's honour, on the pledge of one's own reputation for integrity; to do the honours, to pay respect and attention to guests in the manner of a host, as at a private or public dinner; your honour, a common and familiar title of respect paid to untitled gentlemen by many persons in the humbler ranks- still given to some English judges.

Synonyms:

honours degree.

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