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honor system

n.
An arrangement by which persons are trusted to act honestly and therefore are not directly monitored, even though persons might obtain a benefit from acting dishonestly.

hon′or sys`tem


n.
a system whereby the students at a school, the inmates in a prison, etc., are put on their honor to observe certain rules with a minimum of supervision.
[1900–05, Amer.]
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Noun1.honor system - a system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others; "the students are on the honor system"
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
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These rules would then be coded into immutable software running autonomously on different servers to coordinate activities and transactions in a way that ensures better transparency.Based on the rules agreed upon by the participants, the decentralised trust system would provide for NYS autonomy in terms of raising transactions but introduce additional checks and balances from other participant's servers.
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Cryptocurrencies do not form part of the trust system which allows common currencies to flourish, Central Bank Governor Yang Chin-long said Tuesday.
A new approach that looks across the whole Trust system and tries to bring services together has the potential to both improve the experience for patients and provide opportunities for service co-ordination and collaboration.
The United Kingdom is a contemporary example where the state sponsors charities, namely the trust system that is intertwined with the waqf regime, he opined Affirming the Kuwaiti leadership's special admiration for the British center, he noted that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had granted donations for scientific works at the center and its library.
RMs have a huge responsibility to the customer, to nurture this delicate trust system. After all, as an investor, it is important that you understand all the nitty-gritties of the investment.
The attempt was billed as a safer alternative to the Employee Benefit Trust system which almost ruined the club.
India, May 24 -- During Google I/O, Dan Kaufman, Head of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) briefly talked about Google's plans to replace passwords with a trust system. This trust system is built upon Project Abacus, and would use the various sensors in a phone to recognise the user via a Trust API.
"You can't run on the trust system. Faith alone will not cut it."
trust system behind code-signing has now been undermined, as the mere presence