court of honor
Date: 1593 a tribunal (as a military court) for investigating questions of personal honor

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  • Court 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

  • Court of Honor — A court of honor (or court of honour) is a semi official or unofficial tribunal constituted to determine various questions of social protocol, breaches of etiquette, and other allegations of breaches of honor, or entitlement to various honors. In …   Wikipedia

  • court of honor — 1. a. : a tribunal to investigate questions of personal honor (as a military court investigating questionable acts) b. : a court of chivalry (sense 1) in the exercise of its function especially in the 17th century as a tribunal for trial of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court of Honor — In old English law, a court having jurisdiction to hear and redress injuries or affronts to a man s honor or personal dignity, of a nature not cognizable by the ordinary courts of law, or encroachments upon his rights in respect to heraldry, coat …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Honor — In old English law, a court having jurisdiction to hear and redress injuries or affronts to a man s honor or personal dignity, of a nature not cognizable by the ordinary courts of law, or encroachments upon his rights in respect to heraldry, coat …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Honor — 1. the planning body of a girl scout troop, composed of patrol leaders, the troop scribe, the troop treasurer, and the adult troop leader. 2. a body of officials of a boy scout organization that awards honor medals and certificates of promotion… …   Universalium

  • court of honor — 1. a body, esp. a military one, convened to hear complaints relating to personal honor. 2. Philately. a noncompetitive exhibit of outstanding stamps forming part of a large exhibition. [1680 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • court of chivalry — 1. often capitalized both Cs : an English court originally dealing with military discipline but at various times trying cases concerning prisoners of war, high treason and rebellion, peerage claims, offenses against the honor of other persons,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court of Chivalry — In English law, the name of a court anciently held as a court of honor merely, before the earl marshal, and as a criminal court before the lord high constable, jointly with the earl marshal. But it is also said that this court was held by the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Chivalry — In English law, the name of a court anciently held as a court of honor merely, before the earl marshal, and as a criminal court before the lord high constable, jointly with the earl marshal. But it is also said that this court was held by the… …   Black's law dictionary

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