point of honour

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point of honour

n, pl points of honour
a circumstance, event, etc, that involves the defence of one's principles, social honour, etc
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Some time after, we received news that we should prepare ourselves to serve the Turks--a message which filled us with surprise, it having never been known that one of these lords had ever abandoned any whom he had taken under his protection; and it is, on the contrary, one of the highest points of honour amongst them to risk their fortunes and their lives in the defence of their dependants who have implored their protection.
It was also observed during those two or three days that he was in a state of morbid self-esteem, and was specially touchy on all points of honour.