honor system

noun

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.

First Known Use of honor system

1893


HONOR SYSTEM Defined for English Language Learners

honor system

noun

Definition of honor system for English Language Learners

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


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