discharge of debts


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 to collect it.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Bankruptcy
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Debt & Collection Agencies

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • 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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