Medal of Honor

noun phrase

: a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the Congress for conspicuous intrepidity at the risk of life in action with an enemy

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Medal of Honor was in 1861

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“Medal of Honor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Medal%20of%20Honor. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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