Legion of Honor


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Legion of Honor

n.
A high French civilian and military decoration, instituted in 1802.

[Translation of French Légion d'honneur.]

Le′gion of Hon′or


n.
a French order of distinction for meritorious civil or military services.
[translation of French Légion d'honneur]
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He was dressed in a blue frock-coat, buttoned up to the chin, and wore at his button-hole the rosette of an officer of the Legion of Honor.
In the meanwhile" (the king here detached the cross of the Legion of Honor which he usually wore over his blue coat, near the cross of St.
The Emperors exchanged decorations: Alexander received the Cross of the Legion of Honor and Napoleon the Order of St.
Des Lupeaulx was not mistaken; he was appointed Master of petitions, Knight of the order of Saint Louis, and officer of the Legion of honor.
What he now wanted was to be made commander of the Legion of honor, gentleman of the bed-chamber, count, and deputy.
In 1880, the French Government gave him the Volta Prize of fifty thousand francs and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
Both wore the red rosette of the officers of the Legion of honor.
After the second return of the Bourbons Bartolomeo ceased to wear the decoration of the Legion of honor.
If he wore at his buttonhole the rosette of an officer of the Legion of Honor, it was because the unanimous voice of his regiment had singled him out as the man who best deserved to receive it after the battle of Borodino.
He was a youthful and rather jaunty practitioner, but he had a clever face, and the ribbon of the Legion of Honor in his buttonhole; Newman listened attentively to the instructions he gave him before retiring, and took mechanically from his hand a small volume which the surgeon recommended as a help to wakefulness, and which turned out to be an old copy of "Faublas.
Well, my dear cordon-bleu, to whom I should give the cross of the Legion of honor, is there some little dainty for which I had better reserve myself?
The Palace of the Legion of Honor is also a very distinguished bit of pastry.