What does 'hon' in this sentence mean? It follows precedent, as my right hon. (Source:Hansard)
Sep 24, 2012 12:38 PM
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You should copy the spelling exactly as your read it! It could be: Right Honourable Gentleman. Right Honourable Lady. These words are usually written in capitals.
September 24, 2012
The sentence seems incomplete, but if the quote is from Hansard, the "hon." is an abbreviation for "honourable". Members of Parliament refer to one another as "the right honourable member for [name of constituency]". For example, "The right honourable member for Aldershot."
September 24, 2012
Sentence looks incomplete. Even if hon. is taken an abbrievation it still doesn´t make much sense honor or honour (english or american english) doesn´t provide much, nor does the slang of honey ie when referring to an intimate partner.
September 24, 2012
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