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honor society

(in a college, university, or secondary school) a student society that admits members on the basis of academic merit and, sometimes, worthwhile contributions in extracurricular activities.
Origin of honor society
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Those populating the streets and cafes are not, as my father would say, members of the honor society.

Historical Examples
  • It is right that we should honor society by our best looks and ways.

    Humanity in the City E. H. Chapin

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