Dishonor

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Dishonor

A refusal to pay.

Dishonor

To refuse payment on a check, receipt, or some other document demanding payment. One usually dishonors a document if there is something irregular about it, such as a check drawn with insufficient funds. See also: Honor.
References in classic literature ?
That would be real dishonour, the first you have ever known.
My son feels my dishonour strongly, terribly strongly.
What welcome would you get from the girl whose lips you tried to soil, from the boy whose life you have shamed, from the mother whose dishonour comes from you?
The mere idea of a woman's appealing to her family to screen her husband's business dishonour was inadmissible, since it was the one thing that the Family, as an institution, could not do.
We said, 'They are there; their time is near, and we shall return or die cleansed from dishonour.
Your words imply dishonour, and I reject them with the scorn they merit.
If it were a girl, it was to inherit the money unconditionally; but if a boy, only on the stipulation that in his minority he should never have stained his name with any public act of dishonour, meanness, cowardice, or wrong.
Goaded by shame and dishonour he fled with his children into a remote corner of Wales, changing his very name that his friends might never know of his retreat; and here, no great while afterwards, he was found dead in his bed.
He said: "There was one obstacle which prevented them from reaching the girl - the belief of this Asian man who considered that if these men touched his daughter, this would dishonour her.
Shafiq said, "It's actually horrifying that a woman, sitting in a high position, who herself has headed a sexual harassment committee, is subjected to such kind of dishonour.
These Warrington thieves never meant to mock the dead or dishonour Britain.
THE National Commission for Women ( NCW) has written to the Union home ministry to increase the ambit of ' murder' in honour killing cases to include driving people to suicide for bringing dishonour to families.