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Meaning of dishonor

dis•hon•or

Pronunciation: (dis-on'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. lack or loss of honor; disgraceful or dishonest character or conduct.
  2. disgrace; ignominy; shame: His arrest brought dishonor to his family.
  3. an indignity; insult: to do someone a dishonor.
  4. a cause of shame or disgrace: He is a dishonor to his family.
  5. failure or refusal of the drawee or intended acceptor of a bill of exchange or note to accept it or, if it is accepted, to pay and retire it.
—v.t.
  1. to deprive of honor; disgrace; bring reproach or shame on.
  2. to fail or refuse to honor or pay (a draft, check, etc.).
  3. to rape or seduce.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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