Court of Honor

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-armor, right of precedence, and the like. It was one of the functions of the Court of Chivalry (q.v.) in England to sit and act as a court of honor. 3 Bl.Comm. 104. The name is also given in some European countries to a tribunal of army officers (more or less distinctly recognized by law as a "court") convened for the purpose of inquiring into complaints affecting the honor of brother officers and punishing derelictions from the code of honor and deciding on the causes and occasions for fighting duels, in which officers are concerned, and the manner of conducting them

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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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 — Date: 1593 a tribunal (as a military court) for investigating questions of personal honor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 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

  • Honor court — 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

  • 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; reverence;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honor bright — 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

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