HON'ORABLE, adjective [Latin honorabilis.]
1. Holding a distinguished rank in society; illustrious or noble.
Sheehem was more honorable than all the house of his father. Genesis 34:1.
Many of them believed; also of honorable women who were Greeks--not a few. Acts 17:1.
2. Possessing a high mind; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude or reputation. He is an honorable man.
3. Conferring honor, or procured by noble deeds; as honorable wounds.
4. Consistent with honor or reputation. It is not honorable to oppress the weak, or to insult the vanquished.
5. Respected; worthy of respect; regarded with esteem.
Marriage is honorable in all. Hebrews 13:1.
6. Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; as an honorable burial.
7. Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; not reproachful; as an honorable motive. Nothing can be honorable which is immoral.
8. Not to be disgraced.
Let her descend; my chambers are honorable
9. Honest; without hypocrisy or deceit; fair.
His intentions appear to be honorable
10. An epithet of respect or distinction; as the honorable senate; the honorable gentleman.
11. Becoming men of rank and character, or suited to support men in a station of dignity; as an honorable salary.