DISHONOR, n. Dizonor. [dis and honor.] Reproach; disgrace; ignominy; shame; whatever constitutes a stain or blemish in the reputation.

It was not meet for us to see the kings dishonor. Ezra 4.

It may express less than ignominy and infamy.


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.

3. To violate the chastity of; to debauch.

4. To refuse or decline to accept or pay; as, to dishonor a bill of exchange.