from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A set of procedures under which persons, especially students or prisoners, are trusted to act without direct supervision in situations that might allow for dishonest behavior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A system, policy or understanding based on trust in the honesty, honor, or integrity of others.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others


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