Definition of honour code in English:

honour code

(US honor code)


  • 1Any (unwritten) set of rules, customs, or principles among a particular group of people (often those otherwise considered to be unprincipled).

  • 2US. Also with capital initials. An official written code of moral or ethical conduct for students at a college, university, etc., forbidding practices such as plagiarism and cheating in examinations.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper. From honour + code.


honour code

/ˈɒnə kəʊd/