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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.

dishonor

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

dishonor

(Nonpayment), noun breach of faith, breach of promise, declination, default, delinquency, failure, improbity, inability to pay, inattention, insolvency, nonacceptance, nonadherence, 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 negooiated instruments, notice of dishonor

dishonor

(Shame), noun abasement, abjection, aspersion, attaint, bad character, bad favor, bad name, bad reputation, bad repute, badge of infamy, 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, ignobility, ignominia, ignominy, ill-fame, ill-favor, ill-repute, improbity, imputation, indignity, infamia, infamy, ingloriousness, 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

dishonor

(Deprive of honor), verb abase, asperse, attaint, besmear, besmirch, blot, brand, bring into discredit, bring shame upon, cast a slur on, cast aspersions, cast reproachupon, contemn, debase, debauch, dedecorare, defame, deflower, degrade, dehonestare, denigrate, denounce, deride, desecrate, despise, discredit, disgrace, disparage, malign, pillory, reflect discredit upon, reproach, slur, smear, smirch, speak ill of, stain, stigmatize, stuprare, taint, tarnish, vilify

dishonor

(Refuse to pay), verb decline to pay, deeline to redeem, disallow payment, disregard, evade, not observe, not pay, refuse payment, refuse to honor, stop payment, withhold payment
Associated concepts: dishonor a check, notice of dishonor
See also: abuse, aspersion, attaint, bad character, bad faith, bad repute, brand, browbeat, condemn, contemn, contumely, corruption, debase, defame, default, defilement, degradation, demean, denigrate, denounce, derogate, discredit, disfavor, disgrace, dishonesty, disoblige, disparage, disparagement, disregard, disrepute, disrespect, fail, humiliate, ignominy, impeachability, infamy, infidelity, lose, malign, nonpayment, notoriety, obloquy, odium, onus, opprobrium, pillory, pollute, reproach, repudiate, scandal, shame, smear, stain, stigma, sully, tarnish, violate

TO DISHONOR, contr. This term is applied to the nonfulfillment of commercial engagements. To dishonor a bill of exchange, or a promissory note, is to refuse or neglect to pay it at maturity.
     2. The holder is bound to give notice to the parties to such instrument of its dishonor, and his laches will discharge the indorsers. Chit. on Bills, 394, 395, 256 to 278.

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