bankruptcy petition
bankruptcy petition
the document filed with the court to initiate a bankruptcy proceeding (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms)

A formal request for the protection of the federal bankruptcy laws. (There is an official form for bankruptcy petitions.) (BankruptcyAction.com)

the document that commences a bankruptcy proceeding; the document filed with the court to initiate a bankruptcy proceeding. (Common Bankruptcy Terms)

The document filed in Bankruptcy Court that details the assets and liabilities of the debtor (Legal Dictionary: Bankruptcy Law)

United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012.


Glossary of Bankruptcy.

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  • petition for relief — (or bankruptcy petition or petition) the document that commences a bankruptcy proceeding; the document filed with the court to initiate a bankruptcy proceeding. (Common Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • petition date — The date a bankruptcy petition is filed with the Bankruptcy Court (SA Bankruptcy.com) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • petition preparer — a business not authorized to practice law that prepares bankruptcy petitions (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

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  • 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

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