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Definition of Dishonor


  1. Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
  2. The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.
  3. 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.
  4. To violate the chastity of; to debauch.
  5. 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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Dishonor Translations

dishonor in German is entehren
dishonor in Latin is inhonesto, dedecus
dishonor in Spanish is deshonor