honorable

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From Old French honorable, honurable, from Latin honōrābilis, from honōrō (I honour); cognate with Italian onorabile, Spanish honorable. Synchronically analyzable as honor +‎ -able.

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  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ŏnʹərəbl, ŏnʹrəbl, IPA(key): /ˈɒnəɹəbl̩/, /ˈɒnɹəbl̩/
  • (General American) enPR: ŏnʹərəbl, ŏnʹrəbl, IPA(key): /ˈɑnəɹəbl̩/, /ˈɑnɹəbl̩/
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  • Hyphenation: hon‧or‧able, honor‧able

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honorable (comparative more honorable, superlative most honorable) (American spelling)

  1. Worthy of respect; respectable.
  2. (politics) A courtesy title, given in Britain and the Commonwealth to a cabinet minister, minister of state, or senator, and in the United States to the president, vice president, congresspeople, state governors and legislators, and mayors.

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Catalan[edit]

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From Latin honōrābilis.

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honorable (masculine and feminine plural honorables)

  1. honorable

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French[edit]

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From Old French [Term?], borrowed from Latin honōrābilis.

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honorable (plural honorables)

  1. honorable

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Galician[edit]

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From Latin honōrābilis.

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honorable m or f (plural honorables)

  1. honorable

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin honōrābilis. Equivalent to honor +‎ -able.

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  • IPA(key): /onoˈɾable/, [onoˈɾaβle]

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honorable (plural honorables)

  1. honorable

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