point of honor

noun phrase

Definition of point of honor

: a matter seriously affecting one's honor

First Known Use of point of honor

1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of point of honor was in 1592

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“Point of honor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20of%20honor. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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