undersecured claim
undersecured claim
A secured claim where the collateral value is less than the amount due and owing the secured creditor (SA-Bankruptcy.com)

A debt secured by property that is worth less than the amount of the debt. (BankruptcyAction.com)

United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012.


Glossary of Bankruptcy.

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