Grand cordon

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the cordon or broad ribbon, identified with the highest grade in certain honorary orders; hence, a person who holds that grade.

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I must be made count and receive the grand cordon of the Legion of honor as a reward for my public services.
A l'issue de cette audience, Sa MajestAaAaAeA@ Le Roi a dAaAaAeA@corAaAaAeA@ les gAaAaAe Bouchaib Arroub et Hosni Benslimane du Grand Cordon du Wissam Al Arch[beaucoup plus grand que].
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has admitted President Alassane Dramani Ouattara into the Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneer of the Republic of Liberia with the Knight of Grand Cordon.
He received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun from the emperor of Japan and the Order of Sikatuna, with the rank of Datu, from the Philippine government after completing his mission as envoy to Japan.
Japan also honoured his long contribution to Japan-New Zealand relations, in 1993 conferring on him the highest award that could be given to a foreigner, the 1st Class Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.
According to Pernod Ricard officials, Mumm Grand Cordon is the most innovative design in the 189-year history of Maison Mumm.
Le ministre, conseiller aupres du president de la Republique, charge des questions de l'energie, a ete decore, hier, a Tokyo par l'empereur du Japon Akihito de [beaucoup moins que] Grand cordon de l'Ordre du Soleil levant [beaucoup plus grand que].
McKinnell has received numerous awards, including the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, Japan's highest award other than to members of the Imperial Family and heads of state.
During the visit, President Aquino was presented the Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, the highest honor awarded to outstanding individuals by the Japanese monarchy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have charmed audiences back home by beating the drum in Tokyo but Japan's top civilian honour, the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers, for promoting Indo-Japanese friendship has been conferred on former PM Manmohan Singh.
Singh, 82, was presented 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' by Japanese Emperor Akihito for his "significant contribution to the enhancement of relations and promotion of friendship" between Japan and India for about 35 years.
Moncef Marzouki, du Grand Cordon de l'ordre de la Republique.