• Worthy of respect; respectable.
  • A courtesy title, given in Britain and the Commonwealth to a cabinet minister, minister of state, or senator, and in the United States to the president, vice president, congresspeople, state governors and legislators, and mayors.


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  • From Middle English honourable, from Old French honorable, honurable, from Latin honōrābilis, from honōrō; cognate with Italian onorabile, Spanish honorable. Surface analysis is honor + -able.

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