honor society

noun
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of honor society

: a society for the recognition of scholarly achievement especially of undergraduates

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First Known Use of honor society

1886

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Definition of honor society for English Language Learners

  • : a group of students who are honored for receiving good grades


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