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dishonoring


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishonor  \Dis*hon"or\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dishonored};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Dishonoring}.]  [OE.  deshonouren  F.  d['e]shonorer; 
  pref.  d['e]s-  (L.  dis-)  +  honorer  to  honor,  fr  L.  honorare. 
  See  {Honor},  v.  t.]  [Written  also  {dishonour}.] 
  1.  To  deprive  of  honor;  to  disgrace;  to  bring  reproach  or 
  shame  on  to  treat  with  indignity,  or  as  unworthy  in  the 
  sight  of  others  to  stain  the  character  of  to  lessen  the 
  reputation  of  as  the  duelist  dishonors  himself  to 
  maintain  his  honor. 
 
  Nothing  .  .  .  that  may  dishonor  Our  law,  or  stain  my 
  vow  of  Nazarite.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  violate  the  chastity  of  to  debauch.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  refuse  or  decline  to  accept  or  pay  --  said  of  a  bill, 
  check,  note,  or  draft  which  is  due  or  presented;  as  to 
  dishonor  a  bill  exchange. 
 
  Syn:  To  disgrace;  shame;  debase;  degrade;  lower;  humble; 
  humiliate;  debauch;  pollute. 




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