word of honor
a pledge of one's honor that a specified condition, bargain, etc., will be fulfilled; oath; promise.
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Origin of word of honor
First recorded in 1805–15
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Idioms and Phrases with word of honor
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]
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