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honor system

noun

Simple Definition of honor system

  • : a system in which people are trusted to follow rules and to act in an honest way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of honor system

  1. :  a system (as at a college) whereby persons are trusted to abide by the regulations (as for a code of conduct) without supervision or surveillance

Examples of honor system in a sentence

  1. Customers are on the honor system to pay for any software they choose to purchase.



1904

First Known Use of honor system

1904


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