discharge of prisoner


discharge of prisoner
A remedy sought by motion on presenting exceptions to the return to a writ of habeas corpus. Ex pane Mooney, 26 W Va 36.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • 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 — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French descharger, from Late Latin discarricare, from Latin dis + Late Latin carricare to load more at charge Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to relieve of a charge, load, or burden: a. unload < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Discharge — Dis*charge , n. [Cf. F. d[ e]charge. See {Discharge}, v. t.] 1. The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo. [1913 Webster] 2. Firing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discharge — [dis chärj′; ] also, & for n., usually [ dis′chärj΄] vt. discharged, discharging [ME dischargen < OFr descharger < VL * discarricare, to unload < L dis , from + carrus, wagon, CAR1] 1. to relieve of or release from something that burdens …   English World dictionary

  • Charge and discharge — Discharge Dis*charge , n. [Cf. F. d[ e]charge. See {Discharge}, v. t.] 1. The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paralytic discharge — Discharge Dis*charge , n. [Cf. F. d[ e]charge. See {Discharge}, v. t.] 1. The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse — Beginning in 2004, human rights violations in the form of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, including torture,[1][2][3] …   Wikipedia

  • Bagram torture and prisoner abuse — In 2005, The New York Times obtained a 2,000 page United States Army report concerning the homicides of two unarmed civilian Afghan prisoners by U.S. armed forces in 2002 at the Bagram Theater Internment Facility (also Bagram Collection Point or… …   Wikipedia

  • garrison prisoner — noun : a prisoner at a military post or garrison charged with an offense not entailing dismissal or dishonorable discharge compare general prisoner …   Useful english dictionary


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