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HONOR. The notion of honor figures prominently in ensembles of ideas about respect and social status. As a comparative sociological concept, it denotes enhanced status and capacity for social relations. In more narrowly cultural terms, honor is a composite aspect of persons, social conduct, morality, and social metaphysics. The grounds and expressions of honor are many and vary with what is important and problematic in personal interaction. Honor was first examined in tribal "codes" idealizin ...more

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