Definition of man of honor in US English:

man of honor


  • A man who adheres to what is right or to a high standard of conduct.

    • ‘He is a man of honour who behaves with reserve and circumspection towards Elinor while he is bound to Lucy Steele by an engagement that only she can honourably break.’
    • ‘If he were a man of honour, he would have resigned long ago.’
    • ‘For a man of honour, a guilty conscience must be a dreadful, perhaps unbearable burden.’
    • ‘As men of honour, the male members of the upper classes reserved the right to settle their disputes among themselves, without recourse to or interference by the state.’