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  Titles Of Honour - LoveToKnow 1911
Himself become the fountain of honour, he showered his titular attributes upon those whom it was his whim or his policy to distinguish, while ever fresh styles were invented to illustrate his own unique dignity.
Very rare are the titles of honour that have their origin in the idea of gentle birth, which indeed, in earlier times, was predicated of all wearers of titles in Europe.
Among titles of honour, finally, may be reckoned honorary degrees bestowed by universities, the pope, and in England by the archbishop of Canterbury.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Titles_Of_Honour   (3701 words)

 Society Politics and Culture
The “franchise” and autonomy which Lull had been willing to attribute to the man of honour had no place in the Protestant interpretation of the code, in which the role of authority is stressed as the fount of honour, and as the sole legitimizer of honour violence.
Honour as depicted in the Stuart theatre is characterized by an extreme attenuation of its social dimension.
…honour could no longer be conceived as inherent in locally orientated communities of honour centring on a lord…their experience of honour was of that dispenced by the state, with the queen as its source.
phoenixandturtle.net /excerptmill/James.htm   (10130 words)

 Honour and shame
Honour and shame are expressions of social judgements on the conduct of others which have the capacity to inform people's behaviour because respect and status matter to people and confer a sense of self-worth.
The motivation for honour killings is that the dishonourable actions of an individual within the family group have brought dishonour on the group as a whole.
Honour can become a means by which human beings seek to establish their identity on the basis of how they are seen through the eyes of others; the Christian knows that their identity is given to them by God.
www.jubilee-centre.org /online_documents/Honourandshame.htm   (3934 words)

When Lloyd George was prime minister he actually sold honours for cash and used the money for his personal political fundraising, but corruption and honours had always gone hand in hand from the very beginning and there are those who believe that the two are virtually indivisible by the very nature of the patronage process.
But apart from the sniff of traditional sleaze, which has always surrounded the system, what is wrong with it is that all honours come from the top and none have any democratic legitimacy about them and the awards given relate to the social class of the recipient and not the service that has been rendered.
That is also what the present Honours list is all about and, speaking for myself I would far rather be an honorary member of the NUM as I am - membership number 001 - than be in the House of Lords, and I don't have to prove it.
www.tonybenn.com /reco.html   (201 words)

 The Monarchist League of Canada
All official Honours in Canada stem from the Queen of Canada.
In a monarchy, Honours do not come from the people or from the country; they are a mark of the Sovereign's favour.
People sometimes think of these as "British" Honours but in fact they are simply "Honours from the Queen" inherent in her position as Sovereign irrespective of geography.
www.monarchist.ca /archives/honours.htm   (479 words)

 Fount Of Honour
The fount of honour (Latin : ''fons honorum'') refers to a nation's head of state, who, by virtue of his or her official position, has the exclusive right of conferring legitimate titles of nobility and orders of chivalry to other persons.
During the High Middle Ages, European knight s were essentially armoured, mounted warriors; it was common practice for knights to confer knighthoods upon their finest soldiers, who in turn had the right to confer knighthood on others.
For example, in the United Kingdom, where the fount of honour is the Monarch (the King or Queen), some societies have permissions from the Monarch to award medals, but these are to be worn on the right side of the chest.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/fount_of_honour   (385 words)

Honour was indeed the essential being of the Yehat, and although there was soon to be a war waged over which honour was the true one, not a single Yehat in this room questioned any of it.
Honour came from within - the knowledge of what was right and what was wrong, and the strength of purpose to fight for the good and defy the evil.
Honour was not glory, and honour was not merely honesty.
starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com /scwc/fanfic/honour.htm   (19551 words)

 House of Commons - Public Administration - Written Evidence
The Crown is the fons honorum ("Fount of Honour").
The Lieutenant Governor of a Province to be styled "Honourable" for life and to be styled "His Honour" and his wife "Her Honour", or "Her Honour" and her husband "His Honour", as the case may be, while in office.
The Sovereign is the fount of all honour (fons honorum).
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmpubadm/212/212we41.htm   (8265 words)

 DPMC - New Zealand Honours: History of Royal Honours
The first New Zealand woman to receive a Royal honour was Matron (Miss) J W M Williamson who received the RRC in 1901 for nursing services with the New Zealand contingents in the South African War.
The same honour was conferred in 1926 on Mrs Christina Massey, widow of The Rt Hon W F Massey Prime Minister of New Zealand 1912-1925.
With a few exceptions, all honours and awards are conferred by, or in the name of, the Sovereign (The Queen of New Zealand) on the advice of Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ministers.
www.dpmc.govt.nz /honours/overview/history.html   (1178 words)

 Charles A. Coulombe: Kingship in the Work of the Inklings
The last major archetype to be considered is that of the king as fount of honour.
But cojointly with this, the monarch's quasi-priestly attribute, his role as fount of honour and as living symbol of the nation has increased in importance.
Tolkien was, in modern jargon, 'right wing' in that he honoured his monarch and his country and did not believe in the rule of the people; but he opposed democracy simply because he believed that in the end his fellow men would not benefit from it.
www.cheetah.net /~ccoulomb/inklings.html   (4304 words)

 BRITISH CROWN : Encyclopedia Entry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It has long been established in the uncodified Constitution of the United Kingdom that political power is ultimately exercised by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, of which the Sovereign is a non-partisan component, along with the House of Lords and the House of Commons, and by the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Thus, as the modern British monarchy is a constitutional one, the Sovereign's role is in practice limited to non-partisan functions (such as being the fount of honour).
Similarly, the monarch is also the fount of honour, or the source of all honours and dignities in the United Kingdom.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/British_Crown   (9880 words)

 Fount of honour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the High Middle Ages, European knights were essentially armoured, mounted warriors; it was common practice for knight commanders to confer knighthoods upon their finest soldiers, who in turn had the right to confer knighthood on others upon attaining command.
After the end of feudalism and the rise of the nation-states, such orders and knighthoods, along with titles of nobility (in the case of monarchies), became the domain for the monarchs (heads of state) to reward their loyal subjects (citizens) - in other words, the heads of state became their nations' "fountains of honour".
For example, in the United Kingdom, where the fount of honour is the Monarch, some societies have permissions from the Monarch to award medals, but these are to be worn on the right side of the chest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fount_of_honour   (417 words)

 Knight - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
The British honours system originates with the chivalric Order of the Garter, and has diversified into various other orders since the 17th century.
Not only was this often successful, once established, this prerogative of the Head of State was even transferred to the successors of dynasties in republican regimes, such as the British Lord Protector of the Commonwealth (his very title means Regent in stead of the abolished -Stuart- King) Cromwell.
Originally, knighthood could be bestowed on any man by a knight commander, but it was generally considered more prestigious to be dubbed a knight by the hand of a monarch or royalty; the monarch eventually acquired the exclusive right to confer knighthoods known as Fount of honour.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/Knight   (2255 words)

 Honour Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Virtue is the fount whence honour springs....Honour Quote by Christopher Marlowe.
If he that in the field is slain Be in the bed of honour lain, He that is beaten may be said To lie in Honour's truckle-bed....Honour Quote by Samuel Butler.
Now, while the honour thou hast got Is spick and span new....Honour Quote by Samuel Butler.
www.paralumun.com /quoteshonour.htm   (359 words)

From roughly the 18th century on, the monarch tended to be supplanted as chief mover in the award of baronies, indeed all titles of honour, by politicians, principally the prime minister, though the monarch could and did protest in private (but often to no avail) at what he or she considered unsuitable choices.
Nevertheless the official 'fount of honour' remains the Crown.
In Ireland the term barony could have three meanings: (1) a title of honour; (2) an administrative unit of territory, smaller than a county, roughly equivalent to a hundred in England (3) a feudal status involving the administration of local law courts and imposition of certain dues.
www.burkes-peerage.net /sites/peerage/sitepages/page66-baron.asp   (986 words)

The British honours system is akin to the Indian caste system in its intricacy.
At the apex of this honours system was membership of the British peerage which meant a seat in the House of Lords in London.
Despite the relative proliferation towards the sunset years of the Empire, the titles continued to be much coveted and were a good measure of social standing.
www.geocities.com /ayanghosh/honours.html   (943 words)

 Glossary of Terms
- the act of divesting a nobleman or knight of his rank, honours or prerogatives; in Britain, such an action undertaken by an Act of Parliament.
2) the qualities idealised by knighthood, such as bravery, courtesy, honour, fidelity, and defence of the weak.
3) any other authority which for juridical reasons is empowered to bestow honours, such as the Pope, the Primate of an Orthodox church, or a non-regnant dynastic head.
www.regalis.com /glossary.htm   (2851 words)

 Wemyss's Appalling Hobby: - The Potter Armorial, Part One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
With the late unnatural and wicked Rebellion behind us, new armigers have arisen, old families have been renewed and their services recognised with re-granted or differenced arms, and cadet branches of certain families have been granted new achievements recognising their creation of what will be new families of note in Wizarding society.
The Victors have, naturally, been accorded recognition and honour in some small repayment of a debt too great ever fully to be repaid, and a renewal of ties to the Continent has resulted in the differencing of some arms and the re-grant of others, as will be seen below.
Supporters, mottoes, badges, and the like are jealously guarded and rarely awarded honours in any case, regardless of the armiger’s sex, and of course the only woman in Great Britain whose achievement bears as of right a helm, is HM the Queen, as Sovereign.
wemyss.livejournal.com /23557.html   (1222 words)

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Only the Emperor may, as the Fount of Honour of the Viking Empire of Stormark, appoint members to this Imperial Order and He shall make appointments in His absolute discretion.
Only the Emperor,as the Fount of Honour of the Viking Empire of Stormark,may appoint members to this Imperial Order and He shall make appointments in His absolute discretion.
The Emperor has,as the Fount of Honour of the Viking Empire of Stormark,the sole authority to appoint new members to this Imperial Order and He shall make appointments in His absolute discretion.
www.freewebs.com /stormark/honours.htm   (2907 words)

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It was not on the battlefield that the Italians sought this honour.
The noble youth is so bent on doing honour to the order of chivalry, that he raises money by mortgage to furnish forth the banquets and the presents due upon the occasion of his institution.
The Republic hailed with acclamation the early honours of a noble, born to be one of their chief leaders.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/docs/books/gutenberg/1/8/8/9/18892/18892-8.txt   (20536 words)

 Scottish feudal baronies (feudal barons, feudal baron) including the oath of a knight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The link between titles of honour and land ownership in the Middle Ages not only makes sense but is inevitable when one considers that, at that time, wealth (and therefore military strength and political power) was dependent on the ownership of land.
In these circumstances it would hardly have made sense to have titles of honour that were not based on the ownership of land; such titles would have been 'empty titles' indeed.
The Crown is not the direct 'fount of honour' for hereditary peerages beyond the first generation (i.e.
www.gmilne.demon.co.uk /Baronies.htm   (13018 words)

 House of Commons - Public Administration - Fifth Report
Reforms of the honours system instigated in the past forty years by Harold Wilson and John Major have been intended to produce a fairer balance between the public, private and voluntary sectors, and they have been partly successful in achieving that aim.
Scientists often produce their best work in small groups, and we heard evidence that some were uneasy with being singled-out for honours while others who contributed to research success were left out.[48] But it is not just scientists who are affected.
In 2000, the Wilson Review calculated that 22 out of 54 members of the honours committees were civil servants.[62] However, because of multiple memberships, civil servants occupied 55 out of the 89 places available, and all of the members of the leading Main honours committee were civil servants.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmpubadm/212/21206.htm   (5612 words)

 Shubhayan's Quotation Guide(TM) | Honor Quotes
He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.
The post of honour is a private station.
www.shubhayan.com /quotes/honor.htm   (275 words)

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In the same way, The Queen has created special awards for Canadians who have served her by doing something especially outstanding: a deed or a life which has won them the admiration of their fellow citizens, and sometimes brought recognition to Canada from around the world.
In this way The Queen is called “the Fount of Honour.” (“Fount” is a word meaning “source” or “origin”) Any official honours in Canada are established by Her Majesty, and administered in her name by her Canadian Governor General through the Honours Secretariat at Rideau Hall.
It is the example of her dedication for nearly fifty years that has inspired generations of Canadians to make the contributions for which they are recognized.
www.monarchist.ca /redbox/queenscanadianhonours.doc   (411 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
With that in mind… On Toasts It has been a tradition in Ealdormere, and previously in the Middle Kingdom of which we were part of, to engage in a ceremony of toasts at each feast we attend.
Traditionally, one person works behind the scenes to coordinate the toasts at the beginning of feast; this can be the Feast Herald, the Head Lady-in-Waiting, Their Majesties’ Chamberlain, a Peer, or someone who holds a similar position acting at the discretion of the Crown.
We do honour to them because they are the premier peers of the realm, the fount of honour for our Kingdom, and when seated at head table, act as our hosts at feast and the lord and lady of the feast hall.
www.ealdormere.sca.org /op/phb/CustToasts.doc   (706 words)

 Duke of Edinburgh: Title of Prince
As the Fount of Honour She can confer any style, title or dignity which She is pleased to, and "Prince" has been described in Letters Patent as a "titular dignity".
The Queen is the fountain of honour and conferment of Honours is a prerogative act.
There is no doubt that The Queen, as the Fount of Honour, may confer on any of her subjects any style or titular dignity She pleases.
www.heraldica.org /topics/britain/LCO_6_3677.htm   (11345 words)

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