discharge a debt

discharge a debt
index compensate (remunerate), pay, quit (repay)

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  • discharge — dis·charge 1 /dis chärj, dis ˌchärj/ vt 1: to release from an obligation: as a: to relieve of a duty under an instrument (as a contract or a negotiable instrument); also: to render (an instrument) no longer enforceable a formal instrument...may… …   Law dictionary

  • discharge — (1) The action of releasing a lien or the document in which the creditor relinquishes a lien. Also known as a satisfaction, a release, a reconveyance, or an extinguishment. However, release tends to be used in connection with both real and… …   Financial and business terms

  • discharge — To release; liberate; annul; unburden; disincumber; dismiss. To extinguish an obligation (e.g. a person s liability on an instrument); terminate employment of person; release, as from prison, confinement or military service. Discharge is a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • discharge — To release; liberate; annul; unburden; disincumber; dismiss. To extinguish an obligation (e.g. a person s liability on an instrument); terminate employment of person; release, as from prison, confinement or military service. Discharge is a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • discharge — 1 verb 1 SEND SB AWAY (T) to officially allow a person to go or send them away, especially after being ill in hospital or working in the army, navy etc (+ from): I think Oliver gets discharged from the RAF in August. | discharge yourself (=leave… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • discharge */*/ — I UK [dɪsˈtʃɑː(r)dʒ] / US [ˈdɪsˌtʃɑrdʒ] / US [dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ] verb Word forms discharge : present tense I/you/we/they discharge he/she/it discharges present participle discharging past tense discharged past participle discharged 1) [transitive,… …   English dictionary

  • discharge — dis|charge1 [ dıs,tʃardʒ, dıs tʃardʒ ] verb ** ▸ 1 allow/force someone to leave ▸ 2 let liquid/gas leave ▸ 3 perform a duty ▸ 4 fire a weapon ▸ 5 pay what you owe ▸ 6 when electricity flows 1. ) transitive usually passive to be officially allowed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • discharge — verb (discharged, discharging) –verb (t) /dɪsˈtʃadʒ / (say dis chahj) 1. to relieve of a charge or load; unload (a ship, etc.). 2. to remove, send forth, or get rid of (a charge, lead, etc.). 3. to fire; shoot: discharge a gun. 4. to pour forth,… …  

  • discharge — discharges, discharging, discharged (The verb is pronounced [[t]dɪstʃɑ͟ː(r)ʤ[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]dɪ̱stʃɑː(r)ʤ[/t]].) 1) VERB When someone is discharged from hospital, prison, or one of the armed services, they are officially allowed… …   English dictionary

  • discharge — An order from the Bankruptcy Court releasing the debtor from any and all dischargeable debts which arose prior to the petition date (SA Bankruptcy.com) The legal elimination of debt through a bankruptcy case. When a debt is discharged, it is no… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

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