Definition of Companion of Honour in English:

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Companion of Honour

Pronunciation: /kəmpanjən əv ˈɒnə/
(abbreviation CH)


(In the UK) a member of an order founded in 1917, for distinguished achievement, with membership limited to sixty-five people.
Example sentences
  • He was made a member of the Royal Society in 1973, a Companion of Honour in 1974, and Knight of the Garter in 1988.
  • As King, George founded the institution of the Companions of Honour, to reward men and women who had rendered great national service, usually in the fields of arts or culture.
  • The last phase in the creation of British orders came in 1917, with the establishment of the Order of the British Empire and the Order of Companions of Honour.

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