Definition of dishonourable discharge in English:

dishonourable discharge


  • The dismissal of someone from the armed forces as a result of criminal or morally unacceptable actions.

    • ‘If convicted, he faces up to seven years in a military prison, demotion and a dishonourable discharge.’
    • ‘She faces a prison sentence of up to 38 years, a dishonourable discharge and forfeiture of all pay and allowances if convicted.’
    • ‘The advisor threatened him with dishonourable discharge and demotion.’
    • ‘The three soldiers convicted of abusing prisoners were given a dishonourable discharge from the army and sent to a military brig.’
    • ‘His sentencing included a reduction in rank to private, forfeiture of wages and a dishonourable discharge.’