Droit sans honneur is an expression used by French cardinals upon leaving Rome, thereby setting off the Grand Central Schism (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 58).


The phrase is French for “right without honor”, possibly inspired by the expression "droit de seigneur" (“the lord's right”), the right of a nobleman to sleep with any of his (presumably female) vassals on her wedding night[1].

"This interpretation makes the remark even more meaningless than before.  No comments on pah, either.[2]

Also see


  1. Wikipedia: Droit du seigneur
  2. Correspondence with Alfred Myers.