debt of honor


debt of honor
a gambling debt.
[1640-50]

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  • Debt of honor — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • debt of honor — n. a gambling debt: not legally enforceable …   English World dictionary

  • Debt of Honor — For the 1936 film, see Debt of Honour. Debt of Honor   …   Wikipedia

  • debt of honor — a debt (as one incurred by betting or gambling) which is not recoverable by law but which the debtor is conventionally considered in honor bound to pay …   Useful english dictionary

  • debt of honor — gambling debt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Honor — Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honor bright — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honor court — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honor point — Honor Hon or ([o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also {honour}.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • debt — n. 1) to contract, incur, run up a debt; to get into, go into debt 2) to collect, recover a debt 3) to discharge, pay (off), settle; wipe out; write off a debt 4) to cancel; repudiate a debt 5) a bad; outstanding, unsettled debt 6) a business;… …   Combinatory dictionary


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