Doctor of Laws

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Noun1.Doctor of Laws - an honorary law degree
honorary degree, honoris causa - a degree conferred to honor the recipient
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On his right hand sat the Sheriff of Nottingham in rich robes of purple all trimmed about with fur, and on his left a famous doctor of law in dark and sober garb.
The UP community has slammed the decision of the university's Board of Regents to grant a doctor of laws degree to President Duterte.
We are also deeply honoured to confer the Honorary Doctor of Laws on Madam Halimah in recognition of her distinguished contributions to Singapore.
Today, Welsh rugby great and chairman of the British and Irish Lions, Gerald Davies, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at a ceremony for the College of Engineering.
John Sexton, President of New York University, will also be made an honorary doctor of laws.
The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws is awarded by the University of Melbourne to recognise people who are distinguished by eminent public service or outstanding cultural achievement.
Doctor of Laws degrees will also be conferred on Jose Manuel Barroso and University of Liverpool graduate and philanthropist Professor David Price Evans.
John Foster, OBE, retires this year as university visitor and will receive a Doctor of Laws.
In addition to the popular book, the iconic crooner received the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Pepperdine University, in recognition of support the Boone family has donated to the school over the many years.
Lord Justice Clerk Lord Gill and the South African lawyer and former anti-apartheid campaigner Justice Albie Sachs also received honorary Doctor of Laws degrees at the same ceremony.
He was given an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1996 by the University of Saskatchewan for his international human rights work and his advocacy on behalf of Aboriginal peoples.
Shame, shame on Saint Francis Xavier University, my Alma Mater, for conferring an honorary Doctor of Laws on a promoter of the "culture of death," the millionaire socialist, Alexa McDonough.

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