Definition for DIS-HON'OR

DIS-HON'OR, v.t.

  1. To disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to stain the character of; to lessen reputation. The duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor. The impunity of the crimes of great men dishonors the administration of the laws.
  2. To treat with indignity. – Dryden.
  3. To violate the chastity of; to debauch. – Dryden.
  4. To refuse or decline to accept pay, as, to dishonor a bill of exchange.

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