fair play


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fair play

n.
Conformity to established rules.

fair play

n
1. an established standard of decency, honesty, etc
2. abidance by this standard

fair′ play′


n.
just and honorable treatment, action, or conduct.
Translations
عَدْل ، إنْصاف
poctivá hrapoctivé jednání
korrekt eljárás
heiîarlegur
poctivá hra
âdil harekethilesiz iş

fair play

ncorrettezza

fair1

(feə) adjective
1. light-coloured; with light-coloured hair and skin. fair hair; Scandinavian people are often fair.
2. just; not favouring one side. a fair test.
3. (of weather) fine; without rain. a fair afternoon.
4. quite good; neither bad nor good. Her work is only fair.
5. quite big, long etc. a fair size.
6. beautiful. a fair maiden.
ˈfairness noun
ˈfairly adverb
1. justly; honestly. fairly judged.
2. quite or rather. The work was fairly hard.
fair play
honest treatment; an absence of cheating, biased actions etc. He's not involved in the contest – he's only here to see fair play.
References in classic literature ?
Fair play,” again shouted the negro; “fair play—gib a nigger fair play.
Let your reason have fair play, Jack, and you will see this match in so foolish and preposterous a light, that there will be no need of any dissuasive arguments.
For could the sun do that, then could I do the other; since there is ever a sort of fair play herein, jealousy presiding over all creations.
Richard stood for half a minute digesting the answer; and then the god of fair play came upper-most in his heart, and murmuring 'Good morning,' he made his escape into the street.
In his forays into the North Atlantic the East Wind behaves like a subtle and cruel adventurer without a notion of honour or fair play.
All together, too; none of those chivalrous magnanimities which one reads so much about -- one courtly rascal at a time, and the rest standing by to see fair play.
Little less noise there," Peter called out, determined that she should have fair play, however beastly a story it might be in his opinion.
On the other hand, they radiated an atmosphere of manliness and the fair play that goes with manliness.
Glegg had always augured ill of Maggie's future at a time when other people were perhaps less clear-sighted, yet fair play was a jewel, and it was not for her own friends to help to rob the girl of her fair fame, and to cast her out from family shelter to the scorn of the outer world, until she had become unequivocally a family disgrace.
Shoot straight for the mark, lad, and fair play for all.
cried Ahab; let's have fair play here, though we be the weaker side.
That's all I ask for- fair play," said Sancho; "give me my dinner, and then let it rain cases and questions on me, and I'll despatch them in a twinkling.