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The post of honour is the post of danger to be put in a position where one is likely to be assailed is to have one's value recognized; proverbial saying, mid 16th century.

there is honour among thieves proverbial saying, early 19th century, sometimes used ironically; the concept is found in an early 17th-century source, ‘Thieves have between themselves, a truth, and faith, which they keep firm.’

See also debt of honour, honours, peace with honour, a prophet is not without honour save in his own country.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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