Adjective "aboveboard" definition and examples

(Aboveboard may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples

adverb & adjective

Legitimate, honest, and open.
  1. as adverb 'the accountants acted completely above board'
  2. 'Again, this is about Ministerial dealings being seen to be above-board - something which Field seems to have a real problem with.'
  3. 'Yet such fidelity and above-board behavior is a rarity.'
  4. 'Most countries in the world have more strict requirements on information about aircraft owned by governments than by private firms - hence the CIA preference for a seemingly above-board enterprise.'
  5. 'But any time we can let the public know that what we're doing is above-board, honest and balanced, it helps our profession in the long run.'
  6. 'I have always intended to create this remake in an honest and above-board manner, respecting the copyrights and trademarks involved, so I hope that we will be allowed to proceed with it.'
  7. 'Of course, as reported in my previous entries in this series, we now have reason to doubt that the peer-review process was above-board in this case.'
  8. 'After all, many of the organisations listed by US and UK institutions are charities, or above-board financial institutions or companies - many of whom are fervently protesting their innocence.'
  9. 'He/she is also obliged to ensure that the title in relation to the property you are about to purchase is in order, and that all legal aspects regarding that title are above-board.'
  10. 'The saga of the mayor's proposed East London house has stirred up far more controversy than a supposedly straightforward and above-board transaction deserves.'
  11. 'According to angry above-board taxi drivers in Killarney, there is no point in having an organisation when a certain few are not operating within the regulations.'

More definitions

adverb, adjective

1. in open sight; without tricks, concealment, or disguise: Their actions are open and aboveboard.