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just and honorable treatment, action, or conduct:
The political campaign was notably lacking in fair play.
an established standard of decency, honesty, etc
abidance by this standard
Conformity to established rules; upright conduct and equitable conditions. For example, The coach insists on fair play. Shakespeare used this idiom in King John (5:2): “According to the fair play of the world, let me have audience.” [ Late 1500s ]
Also see: turnabout is fair play


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