(one's) word (of honor)

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(one's) word (of honor)

One's sincere promise or vow (about or to do something). I will be in that court to stand by your side during the trail—I give you my word of honor. After the president broke his word about lowering taxes for middle-class earners, I vowed never to vote for him again.
See also: word

word

1. A message from someone or something. I just got word that Diana landed in New York.
2. slang An expression of affirmation. A: "That concert was amazing!" B: "Word."

*word (from someone or something)

messages or communication from someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; hear ~; receive ~.) We have just received word from Perry that the contract has been signed.

your, his, etc. ˌword of ˈhonour

(British English) (American English your, his, etc. ˌword of ˈhonor) used to refer to somebody’s sincere promise: He gave me his word of honour that he’d never drink again.
See also: honour, of, word

Word

1. and Word up. interj. Correct.; Right. I hear you, man. Word.
2. interj. Hello. (see also What’s the (good) word?.) Word. What’s new? A: Word. B: Word.
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Yet outcasts also include professionals who know the official discourse; their word of honor announces the conviction that their official discourse has betrayed justice and beauty.
His articles, official memoranda, and political contacts further strengthen his argument that the British should live up to their word of honor.
For the past 11 years, a group of sidewalk vendors just outside the US Embassy on Roxas Boulevard in Manila has been earning extra - with only their word of honor as capital.
This is now do or die for them just to keep their word of honor," the source, a senior military officer, told the Inquirer.