honor system

noun
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of honor system

1893

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HONOR SYSTEM Defined for English Language Learners

honor system

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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