order of discharge

order of discharge UK US noun [C] (UK
LAW, FINANCE an order by a court of law saying that a person or company that is bankrupt is no longer responsible for paying back its debts: »

If you've been declared bankrupt and want to show that you have agreed to regular payments, you should fill out an order of discharge.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • debts not released by order of discharge — These are found in subsection 178(1) of the Act. They include: an award for damages in respect of an assault; a claim for alimony, or for support of a spouse or child; a debt arising out of fraud; any court fine; or debts or obligations for… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • discharge of bankrupt — For bankrupts who do not qualify for the automatic discharge, the trustee is required within one year from the beginning of the bankruptcy to apply to the court for a hearing of the application for a discharge. The court official has several… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 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

  • 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

  • discharge — discharges, discharging, discharged (The verb is pronounced [[t]dɪstʃɑ͟ː(r)ʤ[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]dɪ̱stʃɑː(r)ʤ[/t]].) 1) VERB When someone is discharged from hospital, prison, or one of the armed services, they are officially allowed… …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Order of Preachers —     Order of Preachers     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Order of Preachers     As the Order of the Friars Preachers is the principal part of the entire Order of St. Dominic, we shall include under this title the two other parts of the order: the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Order of Saint James of Compostela —     Order of Saint James of Compostela     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Order of Saint James of Compostela     (SANTIAGO DE LA ESPADA).     Founded in the twelfth century, owes its name to the national patron of Spain, St. James the Greater, under… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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