general discharge


, Military.
  1. a discharge from military service of a person who has served honorably but who has not met all the conditions of an honorable discharge.
  2. a certificate of such a discharge.

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Example Sentences

Wallis ordered a general discharge, and had two guns loaded with fine shot.

A general discharge was immediately directed upon the inoffensive crowd, but fortunately no one was injured.

This was the signal for a general discharge of arrows, which struck on the vessel and did but little damage.

The fifteen or twenty dragoons commanded by Colonel Plouernel were received with a general discharge of musketry.

The fire of a single excited man will usually be followed by a general discharge.


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