It is a court order releasing a debtor from all of his or her dischargeable debts and ordering creditors not to collect them from the debtor.  A debt that is discharged is one that the debtor is released from and does not have to pay.  There are two types of Chapter 13 discharges: (1) a full or successful plan discharge, which is granted  to  a debtor  who completes  all  payments called for in the plan, and (2) a partial or unsuccessful plan discharge, which is granted to a debtor who is unable to complete the payments called for in the plan due to circumstances for which the debtor should not be held accountable.  A full Chapter 13 discharge discharges a few more debts than a Chapter 7 discharge, while a partial Chapter 13 discharge is similar to a Chapter 7 discharge.