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Privileges granted to a capitulating force, for example that of marching out with colours flying.
- ‘These conditions were observed and the garrison allowed to march out with the honours of war.’
- ‘Grant the opposing armies the ‘honors of war,’ tell them what a fine job they did, make their defeat ‘civilized’ so they can survive the war institutionally intact and then work for your side.’
- ‘Known as the Acre Convention, and signed on 14 July, its terms were generous to the Vichy French who had fought so hard, and they were accorded all the honours of war.’
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