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honor system

noun

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

Full Definition of HONOR SYSTEM

:  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

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

First Known Use of HONOR SYSTEM

1904

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