fons honorum

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Latin: fōns (fount, source) + honōrum (“of honours”; the genitive plural form of honor (honour)) = “source of honours” ≈ “fount of honour”

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fons honorum (plural fontes honorum)

  1. A person who, by virtue of sovereignty, holds the exclusive right to create and confer legitimate titles of nobility and orders of chivalry.

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