Origin of fair play
Examples from the Web for fair play
The Decalogue itself cannot compete with a properly directed game in enforcing the fair-play principle among boys.The Minister and the Boy|Allan Hoben
The American sense of humor and fair-play may however be counted upon to get its point.China, Japan and the U.S.A.|John Dewey
But it may be argued that all this indicates only an absence of selfishness and a love of fair-play.
And so she has always had fair-play, from religion, from law, and from her fellow man and woman.The Soul of a People|H. Fielding
To give any fair-play to the nature of each, it is essential that different persons should be allowed to lead different lives.On Liberty|John Stuart Mill
British Dictionary definitions for fair play
Idioms and Phrases with fair play
Conformity to established rules; upright conduct and equitable conditions. For example, The coach insists on fair play. Shakespeare used this idiom in King John (5:2): “According to the fair play of the world, let me have audience.” [Late 1500s] Also see turnabout is fair play.