What does the word distinction mean?

Usage examples for distinction

  1. It is better to preserve the distinction in the names. – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  2. Another glorious distinction of Bastien- Lepage was that he loved the fields as well as he loved the peasants. – Bastien Lepage by Fr. Crastre
  3. He was given titles of distinction. – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth