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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.
Noun1.dishonor - a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"
Synonyms: dishonour
Antonyms:
honour, laurels, honor - the state of being honored
2.dishonor - lacking honor or integrity
Synonyms: dishonour
Antonyms:
honor, honour - the quality of being honorable and having a good name; "a man of honor"
Verb1.dishonor - bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
Antonyms:
honor, honour, reward - bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageus action"
2.dishonor - force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
3.dishonor - refuse to accept; "dishonor checks and drafts"
Synonyms: dishonour
Antonyms:
honor, honour - accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts"

TO DISHONOR, contr. This term is applied to the nonfulfillment of commercial engagements. To dishonor a bill of exchange, or a promissory note, is to refuse or neglect to pay it at maturity.
     2. The holder is bound to give notice to the parties to such instrument of its dishonor, and his laches will discharge the indorsers. Chit. on Bills, 394, 395, 256 to 278.

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