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.
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I'm going to beat Jay Lethal at Death Before Dishonor and I'm gonna go on to become the world champion within the next year."
The court addressed the beneficiary's wrongful dishonor claim against the letter of credit issuing bank.
Their situations were only rarely viewed as bringing dishonor on the family as a whole; family members were active and public participants in these legal cases.
Lastly, demand a role in future church governance that can prevent a secret, all-powerful church hierarchy from causing further damage and dishonor to our church.
Perhaps one could dilute one's product on the grounds that "you get what you pay for," but this is one field where the dishonor and disgrace attendant to that would (or should) be unthinkable.
Moreover, its intensity tends to vary directly with the relational distance between victim and audience: within one's close family it might be possible to manage the effects of one's dishonor (honor being here above all a public, social issue); with friends it becomes problematic; while with strangers, especially socially important ones, the matter becomes intolerable.
whose unacceptable actions occasionally dishonor the profession."
"There's no dishonor in this--it's a numbers game," Melnikoff says of the waiting list.
It is with gratitude that I write you regarding your story "Scout's Dishonor" (May 1994, back cover).
Daughter of former premier Benazir Bhutto, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari tweeted on Friday, 'our family has always chosen death before dishonor. We will fight and we will win.'
Sources stated that as many as five cases of cheque dishonor were registered at Kohsar police station.
Winston Castelo, chairman of the House committee on Metro Manila development, laments that nowadays some children dishonor and mistreat their parents.