Definition of honor system in English:

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honor system


[in singular]
A system of payment or examination that relies solely on the honesty of those concerned.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: hon·or sys·tem

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