Definition of word of honour in English:

word of honour


  • A solemn promise.

    ‘I'll be good to you always, I give you my word of honour’
    • ‘I know my duty well, and I give you my solemn word of honor that I will not disappoint you or our people.’
    • ‘We thought we had their word of honour that these guys would be released much earlier.’
    • ‘Not until we gave our word of honor did expressions cautiously start to change.’
    • ‘What I prefer is a handshake and a person's word of honor.’
    • ‘He said on his word of honour that they had no connection with the Indian Communist Party.’
    • ‘This inn was visited by Russian inhabitants and French prisoners of war, who were granted freedom of movement on their word of honour.’
    • ‘He was known for his meticulous interviews and his strict word of honor about protecting witness identity.’
    • ‘Kohl refused, saying he had given his word of honor.’
    • ‘We don't want your money, just your signature - and when the time comes, your willingness to carry through on your word of honor.’
    • ‘Just fax us what you want, promising us on word of honor that you are over 18 and these and much more can be yours.’
    promise, word of honour, assurance, guarantee, undertaking
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