Honors of war


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(Mil.) distinctions granted to a vanquished enemy, as of marching out from a camp or town armed, and with colors flying.

See also: Honor

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Yes--so long as it's Conservative rogues," said Miss Cornelia, marching off with the honors of war. "Men and politicians are all tarred with the same brush.
If he had an accomplis hment, it was the accomplishment of retiring defeated, with all the honors of war.
"I heard that you had had some difference with the court but that you had come out of it as you know how to get through everything, D'Artagnan, with the honors of war."