dishonor
dis·hon·or 1 n: refusal on the part of the issuer (as a bank) to pay or accept commercial paper (as a check) when it is presented see also wrongful dishonor
dishonor 2 vt: to refuse to pay or accept
a bank dishonor ing the checks for insufficient funds

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

dishonor
I (nonpayment) noun breach of faith, breach of promise, declination, default, delinquency, disregard, failure, improbity, inability to pay, inattention, inobservance, insolvency, nonacceptance, nonadherence, noncompletion, noncompliance, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, nonobservance, nonpayment at maturity, omission, refusal to accept, refusal to pay, rejection, repudiation of payment associated concepts: dishonor of checks, dishonor of negotiated instruments, notice of dishonor II (shame) noun abasement, abjection, abjectness, aspersion, attaint, bad character, bad favor, bad name, bad reputation, bad repute, badge of infamy, baseness, blemish, blot, brand, calumny, contempt, contumely, debasement, decrial, defamation, defilement, degradation, depravity, derogation, detraction, deviation from rectitude, disapprobation, discredit, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, disparagement, disreputability, disrepute, disrespect, humiliation, ignobility, ignominia, ignominy, ill-fame, ill-favor, ill-repute, improbity, imputation, indignity, infamia, infamy, mgloriousness, lack of conscience, lack of honor, lack of principle, lack of probity, loss of reputation, low estimation, mockery, no repute, no standing, notoriety, obloquy, opprobrium, outrage, public disgrace, reproach, ridicule, scandal, scorn, shamefulness, slur, smear, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish, tarnished honor, traducement, turpitude, turpitudo, vileness, vilification, wickedness III (deprive of honor) verb abase, asperse, attaint, besmear, besmirch, blot, brand, bring into discredit, bring shame upon, cast a slur on, cast aspersions, cast reproach upon, contemn, debase, debauch, dedecorare, defame, defile, deflower, degrade, dehonestare, denigrate, denounce, deride, desecrate, despise, discredit, disgrace, disparage, expose, malign, pillory, reflect discredit upon, reproach, slur, smear, smirch, speak ill of, stain, stigmatize, stuprare, taint, tarnish, vilify IV (refuse to pay) verb decline to pay, decline to redeem, disallow payment, disregard, evade, not observe, not pay, refuse payment, refuse to honor, repudiate, stop payment, withhold payment associated concepts: dishonor a check, notice of dishonor V index abuse (physical misuse), abuse (violate), aspersion, attaint, bad character, bad faith, bad repute, brand (stigmatize), browbeat, contemn, contumely, corruption, debase, defame, default, defilement, degradation, demean (make lower), denigrate, denounce (condemn), derogate, discredit (noun), discredit (verb), disfavor, disgrace (noun), disgrace (verb), dishonesty, disoblige, disparage, disparagement, disregard (lack of respect), disrepute, disrespect, fail (lose), humiliate, ignominy, ill repute, impeachability, infamy, infidelity, malign, nonpayment, notoriety, obloquy, odium, onus (stigma), opprobrium, pillory, pollute, reproach (noun), reproach (verb), repudiate, scandal, shame, smear, stain, stigma, sully, tarnish, violate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


dishonor
v.
(1) To fail to show proper respect.
(2) To shame, to disgrace.
(3) To refuse to accept a negotiable instrument such as a check when presented for payment.
n.
Shame or disgrace.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


dishonor
To refuse to pay the face amount of a check or the amount due on a promissory note.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


dishonor
v. To refuse to pay a claim embodied in a written document, such as a check or other negotiable instrument, when presented; to treat disrespectfully an object considered to have a public or sacred nature, such as a flag.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


dishonor
To refuse to accept or pay a draft or to pay a promissory note when duly presented.
An instrument is dishonored when a necessary or optional presentment is made and due acceptance or payment is refused, or cannot be obtained within the prescribed time, or in case of bank collections, the instrument is seasonably returned by the midnight deadline; or presentment is excused and the instrument is not duly accepted or paid. Includes the insurer of a letter of credit refusing to pay or accept a draft or demand for payment.
As respects the flag, to deface or defile, imputing a lively sense of shaming or an equivalent acquiescent callousness.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


dishonor
To refuse to accept or pay a draft or to pay a promissory note when duly presented.
 
An instrument is dishonored when a necessary or optional presentment is made and due acceptance or payment is refused, or cannot be obtained within the prescribed time, or in case of bank collections, the instrument is seasonably returned by the midnight deadline; or presentment is excused and the instrument is not duly accepted or paid. Includes the insurer of a letter of credit refusing to pay or accept a draft or demand for payment.
 
As respects the flag, to deface or defile, imputing a lively sense of shaming or an equivalent acquiescent callousness.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

dishonor
v.
   to refuse to pay the face amount of a check or the amount due on a promissory note.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Dishonor — Dis*hon or (d[i^]s*[o^]n [ e]r or d[i^]z*[o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. deshonour, dishonour, OF. deshonor, deshonur, F. d[ e]shonneur; pref. des (L. dis ) + honor, honur, F. honneur, fr. L. honor. See {Honor}.] [Written also {dishonour}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishonor — [n] state of shame abasement, abuse, affront, blame, degradation, discourtesy, discredit, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, disrepute, ignominy, indignity, infamy, insult, obloquy, odium, offense, opprobrium, outrage, reproach, scandal, slight;… …   New thesaurus

  • dishonor — [dis än′ər] n. [ME deshonour < OFr deshonor: see DIS & HONOR] 1. a) loss of honor, respect, or reputation b) state of shame; disgrace; ignominy 2. a person, thing, or action that brings dishonor; discredit 3 …   English World dictionary

  • dishonor — n *disgrace, disrepute, shame, infamy, ignominy, opprobrium, obloquy, odium Analogous words: humiliation, humbling, debasement, degradation, abasement (see corresponding verbs at ABASE): *stigma, brand, blot, stain Antonyms: honor Contrasted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dishonor — {{11}}dishonor (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. deshonor (12c.); see DISHONOR (Cf. dishonor) (v.). {{12}}dishonor (v.) mid 13c., from O.Fr. deshonorer (12c.), from L.L. dishonorare (reformed from classical L. dehonestare), from dis opposite of (see DIS… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dishonor — I noun 1. a state of shame or disgrace (Freq. 1) he was resigned to a life of dishonor • Syn: ↑dishonour • Ant: ↑honor • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • dishonor — dis|hon|or1 [ dıs anər ] noun uncount FORMAL the fact that people no longer respect you because of something bad you have been involved in: bring dishonor on/upon: What she had done had brought dishonor on the whole family. dishonor dis|hon|or 2… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dishonor — n. 1) to bring dishonor on, to 2) a dishonor to …   Combinatory dictionary

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