honi soit qui mal y pense


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honi soit qui mal y pense

(ɔni swa ki mal i pɑ̃s)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) shamed be he who thinks evil of it: the motto of the Order of the Garter

ho•ni soit qui mal y pense

(ɔ ni ˈswa ki mal i ˈpɑ̃s)
French.
shamed be the person who thinks evil of it: motto of the Order of the Garter.

honi soit qui mal y pense

A French phrase meaning let him be ashamed who thinks evil of it, used as the motto of the British Order of the Garter.
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Even the nameplate on his house has the motto of the Most Noble Order of the Garter - Honi soit qui mal y pense (evil be to him who evil thinks).
His house bears the motto of the Most Noble Order of the Garter - Honi soit qui mal y pense (evil be to him who evil thinks).
The royals' greatest honour, the Most Noble Order of the Garter, has the motto Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense - Evil Be To Him Who Evil Thinks.