Definition of fair play noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


fair play

BrE BrE//ˌfeə ˈpleɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfer ˈpleɪ//
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  • the fact of playing a game or acting honestly, fairly and according to the rules a player admired for his sense of fair play The task of the organization is to ensure fair play when food is distributed to the refugees.
  • Idioms (British English, informal) used to express approval when somebody has done something that you think is right or reasonable
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fair play