discharge of a debt

  • 1 discharge of a debt — index expense (cost), payment (act of paying) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 3 debt — n. 1) to contract, incur, run up a debt; to get into, go into debt 2) to collect, recover a debt 3) to discharge, pay (off), settle; wipe out; write off a debt 4) to cancel; repudiate a debt 5) a bad; outstanding, unsettled debt 6) a business;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 4 discharge — noun / dɪstʃɑ:dʒ/ 1. a payment of debt ♦ in full discharge of a debt as full payment of a debt 2. ♦ in discharge of her duties as director while carrying out her duties as director ■ verb /dɪs tʃɑ:dʒ/ 1. ♦ to discharge a bankrupt to release… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 5 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

  • 6 Discharge — Dis*charge , n. [Cf. F. d[ e]charge. See {Discharge}, v. t.] 1. The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo. [1913 Webster] 2. Firing… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Discharge — Dis*charge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discharged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discharging}.] [OE. deschargen, dischargen, OF. deschargier, F. d[ e]charger; pref. des (L. dis) + chargier, F. charger. See {Charge}.] 1. To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 debt — n [Old French dette, ultimately from Latin debita, plural of debitum debt, from neuter of debitus, past participle of debere to owe] 1: something owed: as a: a specific sum of money or a performance due another esp. by agreement (as a loan… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 discharge — [n1] setting free acquittal, clearance, disimprisonment, exoneration, liberation, pardon, parole, probation, release, remittance; concept 127 Ant. hold, imprisonment, incarceration, keep, retention discharge [n2] dismissal from responsibility ax …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 discharge of debts — In bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court s action, at the end of the case, to wipe out the debts of the person or business that filed for bankruptcy. Once a debt is discharged, the debtor no longer owes it, and the creditor may no longer take action… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 Debt — • That which is owed or due to another; in general, anything which one person is under an obligation to pay or render to another Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Debt     Debt      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 12 discharge in bankruptcy — n. The release of a bankrupt person from his or her debts. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. discharge in bankruptcy …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 discharge a debt — index compensate (remunerate), pay, quit (repay) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 discharge — [dis chärj′; ] also, & for n., usually [ dis′chärj΄] vt. discharged, discharging [ME dischargen < OFr descharger < VL * discarricare, to unload < L dis , from + carrus, wagon, CAR1] 1. to relieve of or release from something that burdens …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 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

  • 16 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

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  • 18 discharge — dis|charge1 [dısˈtʃa:dʒ US a:r ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(send somebody away)¦ 2¦(gas/liquid/smoke etc)¦ 3¦(shoot)¦ 4¦(duty/responsibility/debt etc)¦ 5¦(electricity)¦ 6¦(a wound)¦ 7¦(goods/passengers)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin:… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 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

  • 20 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,… …

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