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Honourable

(US), Honorable
the. a title of respect placed before a name: employed before the names of various officials in the English-speaking world, as a courtesy title in Britain for the children of viscounts and barons and the younger sons of earls, and in Parliament by one member speaking of another
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The theory was originally formed by Adam Smith who explicated that "'The wages of labourers vary with the ease or hardship, the cleanliness or dirtiness, the honorableness or dishonorableness of the employment.
The more I dive into this matter of whaling, and push my researches up to the very spring-head of it so much the more am I impressed with its great honorableness and antiquity; and especially when I find so many great demi-gods and heroes, prophets of all sorts, who one way or other have shed distinction upon it, I am transported with the reflection that I myself belong, though but subordinately, to so emblazoned a fraternity.
The term dignite evoked both merit and respect as well as honorableness.