Legion of Honor
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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
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A high French civilian and military decoration, instituted in 1802.
Origin: Translation of French Légion d'honneur.