Definition for DIS-PAR'AGE

DIS-PAR'AGE, v.t. [Norm. desperager; des, dis, and parage, from peer, par, equal.]

  1. To marry to another of inferior condition or rank; to dishonor by an unequal match or marriage, against the rules of decency.
  2. To match unequally; to injure or dishonor by union with something of inferior excellence. – Johnson.
  3. To injure or dishonor by a comparison with something of less value or excellence.
  4. To treat with contempt; to undervalue; to lower in rank or estimation; to vilify; to bring reproach on; to reproach; to debase by words or actions; to dishonor. Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms. – Milton.

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