Congressional Medal of Honor

noun

: medal of honor
[Mary Edwards] Walker was one of the first female physicians in the United States. She was also an early women's rights activist and the only woman ever to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Bonnie Goldsmith, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, 2010

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First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Congressional Medal of Honor was in 1878

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“Congressional Medal of Honor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Congressional%20Medal%20of%20Honor. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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