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

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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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.
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His articles, official memoranda, and political contacts further strengthen his argument that the British should live up to their word of honor.
My word of honor, I had been her fiance, we wrote to each other.
Yet, integral to the early modern honor code was, and is, the word, and Shakespeare's use of the word of honor -- of promise -- can be examined in order to discern the shifting concept of honor itself.
President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he was keeping faith in the word of honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who promised that China would not encroach into Philippine territory in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal.
They are a gentleman's or gentlewoman's word of honor.
But Trillanes says Binay's turnaround showed that he is a person not to be trusted because he has no word of honor.