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Noun
An act of releasing someone from the custody or restraint of the law
“If convicted, he could face a penalty ranging from 18 months in jail to an absolute discharge with no criminal record.”
Noun
The action of discharging someone from a hospital or from the armed forces or police
“Participants were informed that a questionnaire would be mailed to them within 1 week of their discharge from the hospital.”
Noun
The action of firing a gun or missile
“Sub-sonic ammunition is necessary for silenced or suppressed firearms to keep the sound of discharge really quiet.”
Noun
A substance that has been discharged
“The magnitude of the loads is dependent upon the discharge volumes.”
Noun
The action of unloading a ship
“Freight for discharge.”
Noun
The action of doing all that is required to fulfil a responsibility or perform a duty
“The Committee is concerned at the reportedly large number of persons killed, wounded or subjected to ill-treatment by members of the police force in the purported discharge of their duties.”
Noun
The payment of a debt
“In breach of this agreement, a director of the company arranged for the collection of cheques, sent to the company in discharge of book debts due to it, for the credit of the company's current account.”
Noun
Payment of debt
Noun
The action of discharging a liquid, gas, or other substance
Verb
Release from the custody or restraint of the law
“I reject the submission that this duty only comes into existence when the applicant is discharged from Broadmoor.”
Verb
Dismiss from the armed forces or police
“On 19th October 1994 he was discharged from the police on the grounds of permanent ill health.”
Verb
Detonate weapon
“It is unlawful for anyone to discharge a firearm in a public, especially with schoolchildren around.”
Verb
To throw or give off
“Because these operations discharge uneaten food, pesticides and fish waste into the ocean, they need permits.”
Verb
To empty or rid of cargo
“On July 23, the absence of staff to clear and discharge cargo forced one ship to bypass Tonga.”
Verb
Carry out responsibility
“If you are fit and healthy, do not leave it to others to discharge your duty.”
Verb
To give what is owed for
“The decision means the pair cannot discharge their debts jointly through bankruptcy the way other married couples do.”
Verb
Invalidate agreement
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