Legion-of-honor meaning

A high French civilian and military decoration, instituted in 1802.
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(proper) A French honorary society founded in 1802 by Napoleon for recognition of distinguished military or civil service.
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(proper) The decoration given to those receiving such recognition.
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The highest order of merit in France.
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The medal awarded.
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Origin of legion-of-honor

  • Translation of French Légion d'honneur

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition