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.

Nearby words

  1. honor card,
  2. honor guard,
  3. honor killing,
  4. honor point,
  5. honor roll,
  6. honor system,
  7. honor trick,
  8. honor-bound,
  9. honora,
  10. honorable

Origin of honor society

First recorded in 1925–30

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