Fons-honorum meaning

A person who, by virtue of sovereignty, holds the exclusive right to create and confer legitimate titles of nobility and orders of chivalry.
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Origin of fons-honorum

  • Latin: fōns (“fount”, “source”) + honōrum (“of honours”; the genitive plural form of honor, “honour”) = “source of honours” ≈ “fount of honour”

    From Wiktionary