Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor definition by Webster's New World
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- a French honorary society founded in 1802 by Napoleon for recognition of distinguished military or civil service
- the decoration given to those receiving such recognition
Legion of Honor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A high French civilian and military decoration, instituted in 1802.
Origin: Translation of French Légion d'honneur.