Meaning of “dishonour” in the English Dictionary

"dishonour" in British English

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dishonournoun [ U ]

UK US dishonor uk /dɪˈsɒn.ər/ us /dɪˈsɑː.nɚ/

dishonourverb [ T ]

UK US dishonor uk /dɪˈsɒn.ər/ us /dɪˈsɑː.nɚ/
adjective US dishonorable uk /dɪˈsɒn.ə.rə.bəl/ us /dɪˈsɑː.nɚ.ə.bəl/

dishonourable actions

(Definition of “dishonour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dishonour" in Business English

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dishonourverb [ T ]

UK US dishonor uk /dɪˈsɒnər/ us

BANKING if a bank dishonours a cheque, it refuses to pay it because there is not enough money in the account of the person who has written the cheque:

The Bank of Australia reversed its decision to raise fees for dishonored checks.

FINANCE to refuse to accept or pay a bill of exchange

formal to refuse to do something that you previously agreed to do:

The government has been accused of dishonouring its pledge to upgrade London's underground network.

(Definition of “dishonour” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)