- a personal understanding or arrangement based on honour and not legally binding
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Sociologyan agreement that, although unenforceable at law, is binding as a matter of personal honor.
- Sociologyan unwritten agreement by a socially prominent clique, private club, etc., to discriminate against or refuse to accept members of certain religious, racial, national, or other groups.
- 1885–90, American.