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point of honour

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Definition of point of honour in English:

noun

An action or circumstance that affects one’s reputation or conscience: he languished in jail refusing, as a point of honour, to talk
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  • People kill each other in revenge, for a point of honour.
  • Consistency is a point of honour to most religious leaders and he is no exception; if you have spent years studying religious texts to deliver fatwas, you don't often change your mind.
  • After all, it is a point of honour never to concede the superior insights of the French, especially when they are generalising about their own superiority.

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