dishonorable discharge


: the ending of a person's service to the military because of unacceptable behavior
Her military career ended with a dishonorable discharge.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kelley was disqualified from purchasing the firearm because of domestic violence charges and a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, but was able to make the purchase because that information had not been reported to the FBI and did not come up in a background check, Texas officials said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2023

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“Dishonorable discharge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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