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DISCHARGE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The opposite of charge; hence to release ; liberate; annul; unburden; disincumber.In the law of contracts. To cancel or unloose the obligation of a contract; to makean agreement or contract null and inoperative. As a noun, the word means the act orinstrument by which the binding force


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