debt of honour

debt of honour

n
a debt that is morally but not legally binding, such as one contracted in gambling
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I want to pay a little debt of honour that is rather pressing," and Steve put on a mannish air that was comical to see.
I felt that this was a debt of honour, and that I could hardly bring myself to the point of even trying to enter school again till it was paid.
The current crop of players should look at those suffering dementia and fulfil a debt of honour.
We owe this as a debt of honour to our fallen Cypriot and Greek brothers and to all of the heroic defenders of Cyprus who faced the forces of the Turkish invader in the harsh and uneven clash of 1974.
This is a debt of honour, please put it right before it's too late for the people who invested in their old age and in some cases for their grandchildren's education - why should we be robbed?
Addressing his comrades, club trustee Dr Sandy Saunders said: "A debt of honour is owed to the excellence of surgical expertise which restored my body to health and cheerful spirit of valiant men who taught me to endure my treatment.
Addressing his comrades during the ceremony, club trustee Dr Sandy Saunders said: "A debt of honour is owed to the excellence of surgical expertise which restored my body to health and cheerful spirit of valiant men who taught me to endure my treatment.
From there it was a debt of honour to make sure that Hull returned to the top that Bruce has repaid in full.
DEBT OF HONOUR J Regiment from Dunbar liberated Narni in WWII
I don't always agree with Mr Mulhearn's calls for radical solutions to society's ills, but on this occasion his claim that we all owe a debt of honour to the Hillsborough Campaign for Justice in exposing bigotry and corruption at the highest level is well founded.
However, the RFFF claim only the Fifers deserve what they are calling "a debt of honour to a club of honour".
I have on my book shelves, among the books about Istabraq and Secretariat, Vincent O'Brien and Charlie Swan, a book called Debt Of Honour.