Definition of honor system in English:

honor system

Syllabification: hon·or sys·tem


[in singular]
  • A system of payment or examination that relies solely on the honesty of those concerned.
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    • The fact is that Medicare was basically an honor system that didn't work because the rules were dishonored by too many dishonorable people.
    • Our honor system routinely rewards cheaters and punishes honesty.
    • While privileges can be suspended if this policy is violated, the system operates mostly under the honor system.

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