word of honor


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someone's word of honor

someone's trustworthy pledge or promise. He gave me his word of honor that he would bring the car back by noon today.
See also: honor, of, word

word of honor

A pledge of one's good faith, as in On his word of honor he assured us that he was telling the truth. [Early 1800s]
See also: honor, of, word
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I remembered that the incident between my two sons had become an opportunity for me to teach my younger son about his word of honor and what it meant to "keep his word.
While personal honor is the basic principle of the code, another principle is the besa (oath) equivalent to one's word of honor, which creates a situation of inviolable trust.
Our signature has always symbolized our word of honor and that word has, until now, always been cast in pen on paper.
He had given Rakel Dink, the widow, his word of honor that the real culprits would be found.
Our meeting will not produce a statement or an treaty or agreement, but a word of honor from leaders and officials who carry their country in their hearts .
The second rotations had taken the word of honor to finish the projects and expand what previous ROKBATT units had started," a statement by the battalion said.