Definition of honours list in English:

honours list

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A publicly issued list of people and the distinctions they are to be awarded, especially (in the UK) a list of awards and titles conferred by the sovereign at certain times of the year: the New Year’s Honours List
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  • The honours list includes a knighthood for another leading figure in the media world, Bob Phillis, who is chief executive of the Guardian Media Group.
  • But the 82-year-old was quite happy to settle for a Commander of the British Empire award from the Queen in her birthday honours list last week.
  • A health and safety campaigner from a Keighley voluntary organisation has been awarded an MBE in the honours list.

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