dishonorable discharge

Definition of dishonorable discharge

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

Word by Word Definitions

dishonorable play
  1. : lacking honor : shameful

  2. : not honored

discharge play
  1. : to relieve of a charge, load, or burden:

  2. : unload

  3. : to release from an obligation

  1. : the act of relieving of something that oppresses : release

  2. : something that discharges or releases

  3. : the state of being discharged or relieved


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