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Dictionary definition for: Honorable

1. (a) not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers" "honest reporting" "an honest wage" "honest weight"

2. (a) showing or characterized by honor and integrity; "an honorable man" "led an honorable life" "honorable service to his country"

3. (s) used as a title of respect; "my honorable colleague" "our worthy commanding officer"

4. (s) adhering to ethical and moral principles; "it seems ethical and right" "followed the only honorable course of action" "had the moral courage to stand alone"

5. (s) deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees" "ruined the family''s good name"

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