Definition of on one's honour in English:

on one's honour


  • 1Under a moral obligation.

    ‘they are on their honour as gentlemen not to cheat’
    • ‘‘Aircrews were sort of on their honor to do a good job,’ Hinton said.’
    • ‘I wish I could tell you all about the preparation we've made, but as you see by the green envelope we are put on our honour not to do so.’
    • ‘Either side can sign themselves out on day passes on their honor not to escape.’
    • ‘He wrote in his diary on December 31, 1775: ‘I have been confined upon my honor not to absent myself from the town.’’
    • ‘But my opponents had put me on my honour not to warn any patriot.’
    • ‘As a vice-principal commented, ‘Every school was put on their honour’ to promote better eating habits.’
    • ‘When you read this message, you are on your honor to delete all files from your hard drive.’
    1. 1.1on my honour Used as an expression of sincerity.
      ‘I promise on my honour’
      • ‘I swear on my honour that I'll stay as still as I can.’
      • ‘She made them all promise on their honor to return, and they did.’
      • ‘‘I swear on my honor that it won't happen again’, replied Megan from the bathroom doorway, in the skirt and sweater she wore yesterday.’
      • ‘However, I do assure you, on my honor, it's not poisoned.’
      • ‘I swear on my honor I shall save her from that madman who has taken her from us.’
      • ‘Do you swear on your honor that you will never be swayed by her?’
      • ‘I swear, on my honor, that I don't know how to paint.’
      • ‘She had sworn on her honor that she wouldn't let Ramirez kill Leon.’
      • ‘Please, I swear on my honor that if you come over I won't do anything to hurt you.’
      • ‘I swear, on my honour as a former princess, to return before too long.’