dishonour

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From Old French deshonor

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dishonour (countable and uncountable, plural dishonours)

  1. shame or disgrace
  2. a lack of honour or integrity
  3. (law) Failure or refusal of the drawee or intended acceptor of a negotiable instrument, such as a bill of exchange or note, to accept it or, if it is accepted, to pay and retire it.

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dishonour (third-person singular simple present dishonours, present participle dishonouring, simple past and past participle dishonoured)

  1. to bring disgrace upon someone or something; to shame
  2. to refuse to accept something, such as a cheque
  3. to violate or rape

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