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honor system

noun
1.
a system whereby the students at a school, the inmates in a prison, etc., are put on their honor to observe certain rules in order to minimize administrative supervision or to promote honesty.
Origin of honor system
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism
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  • He was the one who advocated the honor system, and I fell for it.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Gordon had voted three times under the "honor system," before he saw.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • The honor system should be adopted in all colleges and universities.

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • When I went to school we were governed by what they called the 'honor system.'

    The Next of Kin Nellie L. McClung
  • In the Rules of the College, published in 1819, there is an open recognition of the honor system.

    Patrician and Plebeian Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • The honor system has never been extended to cover these points.

    American Adventures Julian Street
  • Take the term "honor system," the meaning of which was not clear to you.

    Elements of Debating Leverett S. Lyon
  • As you have already noticed, terms in argumentation, such as "honor system," often consist of more than one word.

    Elements of Debating Leverett S. Lyon

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