Pronunciation: (dis-on'ur), [key]
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. Com.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.
1. to deprive of honor; disgrace; bring reproach or shame on.
2. Com.to fail or refuse to honor or pay (a draft, check, etc.).
3. to rape or seduce. Also, esp. Brit.,dis•hon'our.
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