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dishonorable discharge

Syllabification: dis·hon·or·a·ble dis·charge

Definition of dishonorable discharge in English:

noun

The dismissal of someone from the armed forces as a result of criminal or morally unacceptable actions.
Example sentences
  • The three soldiers convicted of abusing prisoners were given a dishonourable discharge from the army and sent to a military brig.
  • 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.

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