dishonour, n. & v. (US dishonor)
1 a state of shame or disgrace; discredit.
2 something that causes dishonour (a dishonour to his profession).
1 treat without honour or respect.
2 disgrace (dishonoured his name).
3 refuse to accept or pay (a cheque or a bill of exchange).
4 archaic violate the chastity of; rape.
ME f. OF deshonor, deshonorer f. med.L dishonorare (as DIS-, HONOUR)