discharge

(redirected from dischargeable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.

discharge

1. the act of removing a load, as of cargo
2. Law
a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
b. an annulment, as of a court order
3. Physics
a. the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference
b. a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field
4. 
a. the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time
b. the output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump

discharge

[′dis‚chärj]
(electricity)
To remove a charge from a battery, capacitor, or other electric-energy storage device.
(electronics)
The passage of electricity through a gas, usually accompanied by a glow, arc, spark, or corona. Also known as electric discharge.
(fluid mechanics)
The flow rate of a fluid at a given instant expressed as volume per unit of time.
References in periodicals archive ?
(19) Unless an educational debt falls within one of these classifications, it is dischargeable through the normal bankruptcy process.
Further, it does not follow that by enacting [section]523(a)(16), Congress conceded that the debt was dischargeable. By enacting a limited exception to the other discharge statutes, Congress was not necessarily implying anything about [section]1328(a) or the applicability of Rosteck and Rosenfeld.
Although neither federal nor private student loan debt (Popescu, 2015) is dischargeable in bankruptcy, their long-term consequences on debtors may be distinct.
Usually, student loan debt is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
(8) Thus, student loan debt is not automatically dischargeable when debtors file for bankruptcy and receive a discharge of their other debts in a bankruptcy proceeding.
And since college debt isn't dischargeable under bankruptcy except under circumstances of extreme poverty, the feds can eventually get their money from all but the poorest borrowers.
I think particularly now there's an economic time bomb about to go off with law students about to graduate with $180,000 to $200,000 in debt that's not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
Democrats would also allow student loans to be dischargeable.
With college tuition soaring, the only way their children could get the education that would provide a modicum of hope was to borrow; but, with education loans virtually never dischargeable, student debt seemed even worse than other forms of debt.
Detoyato said the allegation against Pogado was a "dischargeable offense," which could mean his dismissal from the military.
Unlike other types of financial obligations, student debt is not dischargeable, and repayment failure or delay may result in garnishing of wages, interception of tax refunds, and long-term credit score repercussions.
And despite at least two decades' worth of mandatory counseling concerning college loans -- at the point when students sign promissory notes explicitly spelling out that their loans are due within months of graduation and are not dischargeable in bankruptcy -- there's still shock and outrage that the debt is necessary and so hard to pay off.