pre·​dis·​charge ˌprē-ˈdis-ˌchärj How to pronounce predischarge (audio)
variants or pre-discharge
: occurring before discharge (such as discharge from military service or the discharge of a debt)
military predischarge programs
All debtors must attend a two-hour course on managing finances in order to receive a bankruptcy discharge. This is sometimes referred to as budget counseling, debtor education, or predischarge counseling.Stephen Elias et al.

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of predischarge was in 1918

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“Predischarge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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