honors of war

Definition of honors of war

: courtesies granted a vanquished enemy (as the privilege of marching out from a camp or town armed and with colors flying)

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First Known Use of honors of war

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Honors of war.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honors%20of%20war. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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