Dishonor Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Dishonor.

Dishonor (verb)

Definition: The act of failing or refusing to fulfill a commitment, especially a financial obligation such as repayment of a promissory note or payment of a check's full value.

Example: If you write a check knowing that you do not have enough money in your account to cover it, the bank may "dishonor" the check, meaning it refuses to pay the amount indicated on the check.