Honorable

Definition of Honorable

Hon´or`a`ble   Pronunciation: ǒn´ẽr`å`b'l
a.1.Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious.
Thy name and honorable family.
- Shak.
2.High-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation.
3.Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive.
Is this proceeding just and honorable?
- Shak.
4.Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds.
Honorable wounds from battle brought.
- Dryden.
5.Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude.
Marriage is honorable in all.
- Heb. xiii. 4.
6.Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; as, an honorable burial.
7.Of reputable association or use; respectable.
Let her descend: my chambers are honorable.
- Shak.
8.An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman.
Right honorable
See under Right.

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