Legal bankruptcy

A legal proceeding for liquidating or reorganizing a business. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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  • legal bankruptcy — A legal proceeding for liquidating or reorganizating a business. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • bankruptcy — also failure and insolvency a legal procedure for dealing with debt problems of individuals and business. A non technical term for a legal state of insolvency (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) A legal procedure for dealing with debt problems… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

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  • bankruptcy proceedings — General term for the various types of proceedings under the Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C.A.) that are initiated either by an insolvent individual or business (termed a voluntary bankruptcy) or by creditors (termed an involuntary bankruptcy) seeking… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bankruptcy — bank·rupt·cy / baŋ ˌkrəp sē/ n pl cies 1: the quality or state of a bankrupt filed for bankruptcy 2: the administration of an insolvent debtor s property by the court for the benefit of the debtor s creditors the debt was discharged in bankruptcy …   Law dictionary

  • Bankruptcy alternatives — Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. In most cases personal bankruptcy is initiated by the bankrupt individual. Bankruptcy is a legal process that discharges… …   Wikipedia

  • Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (US) — Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act Full title An Act to amend title 11 of the United States Code, and for other purposes. Acronym BAPCPA Colloquial name(s) Bankruptcy Reform Enacted by the …   Wikipedia

  • bankruptcy estate — see estate 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. bankruptcy estate …   Law dictionary

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