Definition of Honor system

1. Noun. A system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others. "The students are on the honor system"

Generic synonyms: System, System Of Rules



Definition of Honor system

1. Noun. (American English) A system, policy or understanding based on trust in the honesty, honor, or integrity of others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Honor System

honky-tonk
honky-tonks
honky tonk
honkytonk
honkytonks
honnor
honnour
honokiol
honor'd
honor guard
honor killing
honor killings
honor roll
honor rolls
honor system (current term)
honorabilities
honorability
honorable
honorable mention
honorableness
honorablenesses
honorably
honorand
honorands
honoraria
honoraries
honorarily
honorarium
honorariums

Literary usage of Honor system

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punishment and Reformation: An Historical Sketch of the Rise of the by Frederick Howard Wines (1919)
"Occasionally spectacular uses of the honor system are resorted to. ... Nowhere, however, has the honor system afforded that continuous opportunity for ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"... honor system. 576+ Mr. 14, '14. honor system of prison labor. ... honor system of prison labor. MR Trumbull. Conf. ..."

3. Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including Proceedings of the by American Bar Association (1910)
"Whether it is or is not wise to conduct examinations under the honor system is, from the point of view of a dean of a law school, like the question of the ..."

4. Catalogue by Williams College, Hebrew Union College (1922)
"honor system All college examinations are conducted under an honor system, established in 1896, by which the presence of proctors in the examination room is ..."

5. Prison Methods in New York State, a Contribution to the Study of the Theory by Philip Klein (1920)
"honor system Two more " systems " have made their appearance in the last decade, but they bear ... They are the honor system and the self-government system. ..."

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