charge off

verb
|Updated on: 28 May 2018

Definition of charge off

: to treat as a loss or expense

charge-off

play \ˈchärj-ˌȯf\ noun

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First Known Use of charge off

1892

in the meaning defined above

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charge off

transitive verb

legal Definition of charge off

: to treat as a loss or expense; specifically : to deduct as a bad debt
  • part of the debt is charged off
  • Code of Federal Regulations

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