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.
In a blue frock-coat, buttoned up close, decorated with the Legion of Honor.
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.
A minister sends a paltry medal to a sailor who has saved a dozen lives at the risk of his own, while the deputy who sells his vote to those in power receives 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.
2) French President Jacques Chirac puts the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor on the coffin of U.
The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon Bonaparte on May 19, 1802, as a general military and civil order of merit conferred without regard to birth or religion, provided that anyone admitted swears to uphold liberty and equality.