Once his discharge becomes official, he'll become the 266th service member to be kicked out since Obama took office.
The latest maneuver by the Democrats is something called a discharge petition.
But even as he was receiving awards, the military brass was processing his discharge—they had found out he was transgender.
early 14c., "to exempt, exonerate, release," from Old French deschargier (12c., Modern French décharger) "to unload, discharge," from Late Latin discarricare, from dis- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + carricare "load" (see charge (v.)).
Meaning "to unload, to free from" is late 14c. Of weapons, from 1550s. The electrical sense is first attested 1748. Meaning "to fulfill, to perform one's duties" is from c.1400. Related: Discharged; discharging.
late 14c., "relief from misfortune," see discharge (v.). Meaning "release from work or duty" is from early 15c.
discharge dis·charge (dĭs-chärj')
v. dis·charged, dis·charg·ing, dis·charg·es
To emit a substance, as by excretion or secretion.
To release a patient from custody or care.
To generate an electrical impulse. Used of a neuron.
The act of releasing, emitting, or secreting.
A substance that is excreted or secreted.
The generation of an electrical impulse by a neuron.