discharge (of debts)
- The action by a bankruptcy court to eliminate the debts of an individual or business that filed for bankruptcy, freeing the debtor from the obligation to pay and preventing the creditor from attempting collection
- After filing for bankruptcy, all her student loans were subject to the discharge of debts.
- Considering the discharge of debts, he could start a new financial life post-bankruptcy.
- The discharge of debts by the bankruptcy court put a halt to the collection agency's efforts.