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From Old French honorable

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honourable ‎(comparative more honourable, superlative most honourable)

  1. (Britain, Canada) Alternative form of honorable
    • 1846, George Luxford, Edward Newman, The Phytologist: a popular botanical miscellany: Volume 2, Part 2, page 474
      It was aptly said by Newton that "whatever is not deduced from facts must be regarded as hypothesis," but hypothesis appears to us a title too honourable for the crude guessings to which we allude.

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honourable ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Commonwealth of Nations, politics) A courtesy title applied to a cabinet minister, minister of state, or senator

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