point of honor

point of honor
an issue that affects one's honor, reputation, etc.: It was a point of honor with him to avenge any insult to his family.
[1605-15]

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  • Point of honor — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • point of honor — n. a matter affecting a person s honor …   English World dictionary

  • point of honor — noun a concern that seriously reflects on your honor • Hypernyms: ↑concern * * * noun, pl points of honor [count] : something that you do because you believe it is the right and honorable thing to do My father considers it a point of honor to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • point of honor — point′ of hon′or n. an issue that affects one s honor …   From formal English to slang

  • point of honor — Date: 1592 a matter seriously affecting one s honor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • point of honor — issue of respect, issue of honor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Honor point — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honor — Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honor bright — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honor court — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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