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Honour may be defined as the deferential recognition by word or sign of another's worth or station.
honour, there is a still stricter obligation to choose the one whom all the tests show to be—other things being equal—the most worthy of the post.
honour given by the common herd, and upon unimportant occasions, he will hold in utter contempt, for it will be no measure of his deserts.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07462a.htm   (1723 words)

  Honour - LoveToKnow 1911
A military force is said to be accorded "the honours of war" when, after a specially honourable defence, it has surrendered its post, and is permitted by the terms of capitulation to march out with colours flying, bands playing, bayonets fixed, andc.
Of historic examples may be mentioned the surrender of Lille by Marshal Boufflers to Prince Eugene in 1708, that of Huningen by General Joseph Barbanegre (1772-1830) to the Austrians in 1815, and that of Belfort by Colonel P. Denfert Rochereau to the Germans in 1871.
In English law the term "honour" is used of a seigniory of several manors held under one baron or lord paramount.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Honour   (425 words)

  Honour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Honour" in the case of females is frequently related, historically, to sexuality: preservation of "honour" equated primarily to maintenance of virginity of unattached women and to the exclusive monogamy of the remainder.
Conceptions of honour vary widely between cultures; in some cultures, honour killings of (mostly female) members of one's own family are considered justified if they have "defiled the family's honour" by marrying against one's wishes, or even by being the victims of rape.
These honour killings are generally seen in the West as a way of men using the culture of honour to control female sexuality [1], although men are as often the victim of "honour killings" as women.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Honour   (1520 words)

 Blood and Honour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blood and Honour are a militant neo-Nazi network founded in 1987 in response to the Anti-Nazi League's Rock Against Racism organisation.
Sometimes the code "28" stands for "Blood and Honour", the code is derived from the second and eighth letters of the alphabet, the initials B and H.
The late Ian Stuart Donaldson, singer of the band Skrewdriver, was the founder and one of the prominent leaders of "Blood and Honour" until his death in 1993.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blood_and_Honour   (644 words)

 Bibliography on Crimes of Honour
Honour killings are practised in order to wipe away the shame a woman may impose on her family by committing adultery or transgressing familial norms and customs.
A crime of honour is defined as the killing of a woman by her father or brother for engaging in, or being suspected of engaging in, sexual practices before or outside marriage.
It notes that honour killings are rooted in the cultural and patriarchal perceptions of the ownership of women and that a woman’s body is seen as the repository of family honour.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/bibliog/honour.html   (17245 words)

 Gendercide Watch: "Honour" Killings and Blood Feuds
Most "honour" killings of women occur in Muslim countries, the focus of this case study; but it is worth noting that no sanction for such murders is granted in Islamic religion or law.
If his protection is violated, he loses honour because either he failed to protect her or he failed to bring her up correctly." (Armstrong, "Honour's Victims.") Clearly, the vulnerability of women around the world to this type of violence will only be reduced when these patriarchal mindsets are challenged and effectively confronted.
The typical "honour" killer is a man, usually the father, husband, or brother of the victim.
www.gendercide.org /case_honour.html   (3876 words)

 Pakistan: Honour killings of women and girls - Amnesty International
For a woman to be targeted for killing in the name of honour, her consent -- or the lack of consent -- in an action considered shameful is irrelevant to the guardians of honour.
In honour killings, if only the kari is killed and the karo escapes, as is often the case, the karo has to compensate the affected man -- for the damage to honour he inflicted, for the woman's worth who was killed and to have his own life spared.
The acceptance of family honour as a mitigating circumstance by judges in Pakistan leading to reduced sentencing of perpetrator of honour killings is by many observers in Pakistan seen to contribute to an increase of such crimes.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/engASA330181999   (7191 words)

 Theodore Augustus Honour Papers
Honour's regiment was stationed at various camps on James Island but twice went to Wilmington, N.C., and once to Petersburg, Va. Beckie left their home in Charleston and refugeed first in Spartanburg, then in Newberry, but returned briefly to Charleston several times during the war.
Honour prayed continually that God would spare his beloved Charleston and was outraged by the atrocious treatment accorded the women of the city by "Country troops" in 1862.
Honour's regiment was placed on the ready for an attack, but the Yankees did not take advantage of the situation.
www.sc.edu /library/socar/uscs/1994/honour94.html   (558 words)

 Honour - Game Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Honour (CwE) or honor (AmE) comprises the reputation, self-perception or moral identity of an individual or of a group.
Conceptions of honour vary widely between cultures; in some cultures, honour killings of (usually female) members of one's own family are considered justified if they have "defiled the family's honour" by marrying against one's wishes, or even by being the victims of rape.
These honour killings are generally seen in the West as a way of men using the culture of honour to control female sexuality.
www.games.bestdownload.biz /encyclopedia/index.php?title=Honour   (1019 words)

 Confronting Honour Killings
Under amended Section 299, Act XLY of 1860 PPC, 'honour crime' will mean an offence committed in the name of 'Ghairat' or honour or for "vindication of Ghairat or honour and includes honour killing and the offence committed on the pretext of karo-kari, siyah-kari or similar other customs".
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2004 against 'honour killings', however, did not address the real issue of waiver or compounding in which the perpetrators were given the advantage of seeking forgiveness from the heir of the victim.
Most honour killings are usually committed by close relatives - father, brother, son, or husband of the woman.
www.countercurrents.org /hr-achr291004.htm   (944 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for honour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
maids of honour Small tartlets filled with almond-flavoured custard; said to have originated in the court of Henry VIII, where they were made by Anne Boleyn when she was lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon.
Status is often ascribed on the basis of sex, age, family relationships, and birth, placing one into a particular social group irrespective of ability or...
Intended to settle a quarrel or point of honour, it represented an alternative to the usual process of justice.
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=honour   (716 words)

 Look beyond religion to find some reasons why honour killings go on - Opinion - www.smh.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This impression is drawn principally from the fact that honour killings tend to occur in parts of the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Honour crime is a phenomenon that crosses national and religious borders.
It may be folly to say honour killings are inherently or exclusively a Muslim problem, but it would be foolish and immoral for Muslims to hide behind this fact and pretend the problem does not concern them.
www.smh.com.au /news/Opinion/Look-beyond-religion-to-find-some-reasons-why-honour-killings-go-on/2005/01/25/1106415594713.html   (817 words)

 Crimes of Honour: Women's Tragedy under Islam & Tribal Customs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Women, who have brought 'shame' to family's 'honour', are sentenced to death by family courts and the sentence is usually carried out by male members of families.
After failed efforts, and active campaigns launched against honour killings by women rights activists and progressive forces; as a result of a legislative amendment to Article 340 of the Penal Code, perpetrators of honour crimes are not exempt from the death penalty, anymore.
Article 97 and 98, which reduce the sentence of crimes committed in a fit of fury and are frequently referenced in honour crimes cases, were unaffected by the amendments.
www.secularislam.org /women/honor.htm   (915 words)

 Kurds must face the reality of ‘honour’ killings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To state that the majority of honour killings take place in the Islamic world is an unfortunate statement of fact; to imply that they are sanctioned or approved by Islam is very questionable, and to our belief, only the perpetrators themselves attempt to make such a suggestion, not the British media.
Secondly, the authors wish to suggest that ‘honour killing’ is not a broad cultural phenomenon, that it is as culturally unacceptable amongst ‘mainstream’ Kurds as spousal murder is amongst Europeans.
‘Honour’ killings, on the other hand, are never individually committed but decided and planned in cold blood by the victim’s family, clan or tribe, who decide the victim’s fate and select her murderer from her relatives.
www.kurdmedia.com /news.asp?id=11410   (840 words)

 Hate Symbols: Blood & Honour - From A Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos
The words "blood" and "honour" on a white and red background, separated by a triskele
Blood & Honour is an international neo-Nazi/racist skinhead group started by British white supremacist and singer Ian Stuart.
It is sometimes represented by the letters B and H, the number 28, or the German equivalent, "Blut und Ehre."
www.adl.org /hate_symbols/groups_blood_honour.asp   (96 words)

 Honour killings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Honour killings are acts of violence committed against women by family members, generally for what is considered "immoral behaviour".
Many honour killings go unreported or may be recorded as accidental deaths or suicides.
Nevertheless, autopsies performed on the victims of honour killings show that 95 per cent of the females killed had no sexual relations at all.
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk /yaghi11.htm   (975 words)

 AWID - What are 'crimes of honour' and how is it i...
SH: Research in the UK and elsewhere has shown that the overwhelming majority of victims of ‘honour killings’ and ‘crimes of honour’ in general, are women and girls, and the greater proportion of perpetrators are male.
As the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions noted in her 2000 report: ‘[t]he practice of “honour killings” is more prevalent although not limited to countries where the majority of the population is Muslim.
Front desk, station staff and officers attending reported incidences must be aware that ‘crimes of honour’ are a form of violence against women, a form of domestic violence which needs to be addressed and is not simply a matter to be dealt with “within communities” or families.
www.awid.org /go.php?stid=1334   (1661 words)

 Toronto EMS Honour Guard and Marching Unit
The Toronto EMS Honour Guard and Marching Unit is a very unique and well trained unit.
Its purpose is to honour comrades of Toronto EMS and our allied emergency services, and to support local community events by attending parades and award functions.
Not only has the Honour Guard shown it's award winning form of military style precision marching in Canada, it has also performed and won accolades in the United States.
www.toronto.ca /ems/special_programs/honour.htm   (163 words)

 Varieties of Honour and Dishonour: distinguishing intrinsic honour from honourable externalities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Honourable gestures and their status: The acknowledgement of honour due, and duly given, is evident in practice in a range of formal gestures and rituals.
Honour: "Nomenklatura" and titles: In many cultures, the name of a family or an individual may be associated with a particular degree of honour, possibly recognized explicitly by titles as in the case of the nobility (Almanach de Gotha, Debretts Peerage***).
Honourability can be readily manufactured by team building processes -- at least to the point at which those in the team, or in their environment, perceive them to be honourable.
www.laetusinpraesens.org /musings/honour2.php   (8367 words)

 Honour and Duelling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Honour is the accumulation of virtuous deeds that instills a respect in others and in yourself.
Possessing, seeking, and defending the elusive trait of honour are crucial elements of Richard II.
Honour is also eloquently described by Rabelais's definition of honour to the Thelemites, "because men that are free, well-born, and well-bred, and conversant in honest companies, have naturally an instinct and spur that prompteth them into virtuous actions, and withdraws them from vice, which is called honour" (qtd.
www.engl.uvic.ca /Faculty/MBHomePage/ISShakespeare/Resources/Honour/Honour.html   (1498 words)

 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Cross of Honour 1914-18
The German Cross of Honour ('Ehrenkreuz 1914-18' in German) was belatedly instituted on 13 July 1934 by the then-German President Paul von Hindenburg - German Army Chief of Staff from 1916 until the close of the war - as a means of recognising the sacrifices made by German servicemen from 1914-18.
Although available to all servicemen and their widows the Cross of Honour was not automatically issued: it was instead awarded upon application by individuals concerned.
The Cross of Honour was also variously known as the Hindenburg Cross and the Honour Cross of the World War 1914-1918 (in German 'Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914-1918').
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/crossofhonour.htm   (211 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)

 Pakistan Women killed in the name of honour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Pakistan, honour crimes are justified in the name of tradition -- but the traditions themselves have become distorted and corrupted to allow for widespread abuse.
In fact, there is every sign that the number of honour killings is on the rise as the perception of what constitutes honour -- and what damages it -- widens, and as more murders take on the guise of honour killings on the correct assumption that they are rarely punished.
The isolation and fear of women living under the threat of honour crimes are compounded by state indifference to and complicity in womens oppression.
lists.isb.sdnpk.org /pipermail/cyberclub-old/1999-October/000912.html   (1079 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | One in 10 'backs honour killings'
Figures show 13 people die every year in honour killings, but police and support groups believe it is many more.
Honour killing is a brutal reaction within a family - predominantly Asian and Middle Eastern - to someone perceived to have brought "shame" upon relatives.
"Honour is a big deal, it's kind of caught up with your property, it's caught up with your women and if anybody comes close to threatening you, you have to avenge your honour."
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/5311244.stm   (525 words)

 Honour Killings Conference - British Council Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British Council is organising an international conference on the issue of Honour Killings in Pakistan, to be held in Karachi from 24 to 26 November 2005.
This conference is part of the Honour Killing Awareness Raising Project, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and managed by the British Council Pakistan in consultation with British High Commission.
Honour Killing - killing women and men in the name of honour, occurs in many parts of the world.
www.britishcouncil.org /pakistan-honour-killings-conference-nov-05.htm   (433 words)

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