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Honor, loss of
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1. In general

Honor in the early modern period had legal significance not only in the form of criminal protection against injuries to one’s honor (Iniuria), but also by virtue of the fact that the legal status of an individual was associated with his respectability. Intact general civic honor was regarded as a precondition for full legal capacity (Person), while the loss of honor led to limitations on the exercise of one’s rights.

2. Definition

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Hofer, Sibylle, “Honor, loss of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018584>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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