Dishonor

Definition of Dishonor

Dis`hon´or   Pronunciation: dĭs`ǒn´ẽr or dĭz`ǒn´ẽr
n.1.
1.Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
It was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor.
- Ezra iv. 14.
His honor rooted in dishonor stood.
- Tennyson.
2.(Law) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.
v. t.1.To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor.
[imp. & p. p. Dishonored (dĭs*ǒn"ẽrd or dĭz*ǒn"ẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dishonoring.]
Nothing . . . that may dishonor
Our law, or stain my vow of Nazarite.
- Milton.
2.To violate the chastity of; to debauch.
3.To refuse or decline to accept or pay; - said of a bill, check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to dishonor a bill exchange.

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