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Definition: Discharge

What is the dictionary definition of Discharge?

Dictionary Definition


  1. to perform one’s duties.
  2. to dismiss someone from a job.
  3. to pay one’s debts or obligations.
  4. in bankruptcy, to issue an order of the court that all debts (with certain statutory exceptions) are forgiven and need not be paid.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Discharge. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 26, 2021 https://payrollheaven.com/define/discharge/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Discharge. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/discharge/ (accessed: September 26, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Discharge. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved September 26, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/discharge/

Definition Sources

Definitions for Discharge are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 27th April, 2020 | 17 Views.