The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

DISHONOR Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In mercantile law and usage. To refuse or decline to accept a bill ofexchange, or to refuse or neglect to pay a bill or note at maturity. Shelton v. Braithwaite,7 Mees. & W. 430; Brewster v. Arnold, 1 Wis. 270.A negotiable instrument is dishonored when it is either not paid or not accepted, accordingto its tenor, on presentment for that purpose, or without presentment, wherethat is excused. Civ. Code Cal.


This article contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.