point of honor
Date: 1592 a matter seriously affecting one's honor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — 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] * * * …   Universalium

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

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

  • Point of concurrence — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point of contrary flexure — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point of order — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point of sight — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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