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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.
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The latter returns, even under prior law, would not deliver a dischargeable debt.
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Even though neither federal nor private student loan debt is dischargeable in bankruptcy, their lasting effects on debtors can be very different.
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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.
Since tax liabilities are generally not dischargeable in bankruptcy, careful tax planning is essential for those taxpayers truly in need of a "fresh start," to ensure the best possible chances of post-restructuring success.
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.
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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.