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- Discharge (Of Debts)
- In bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court's action, at the end of the case, to wipe out the debts of the person or business that filed for bankruptcy. Once a debt is discharged, the debtor no longer owes it, and the creditor may no longer take action to collect it.