Bankruptcy Act
n. The federal statute, adopted in 1898, that governed all bankruptcy cases filed before October 1, 1979.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Bankruptcy Act — Many statutes have been known as the Bankruptcy Act.* Bankruptcy Act of 1841 – ch. 9, USStat|5|440, 1841 04 19 * Bankruptcy Act of 1898 – Nelson Act, July 1, 1898, ch. 541, USStat|30|544) * Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 –… …   Wikipedia

  • Bankruptcy Act — A national bankruptcy act. There have been four of such acts in the United States, effective respectively in 1800, 1841, 1867, and 1898. The last of these is the present Bankruptcy Act, although some have regarded the Amendatory Act of 1938,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Bankruptcy Act of 1933 — a statutory expansion of reorganization for companies Section 77. The Bankruptcy Act of 1933 and the Bankruptcy Act of 1934 were superseded by the Chandler Act of 1938 (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy Act of 1934 — a further statutory expansion of reorganization for companies; (see Section 77B); the Bankruptcy Act of 1933 and the Bankruptcy Act of 1934 were superseded by the Chandler Act of 1938. (Common Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy Act of 1898 — the basis of the federal bankruptcy statutes used until the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. It provided primarily for liquidation of companies; reorganization could be affected indirectly under the 1898 Act through equity receiverships (these were …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy Act of 1898 — The Bankruptcy Act of 1898 ( Nelson Act , July 1, 1898, ch. 541, 30 Stat. 544) was the first United States Act of Congress involving Bankruptcy that gave companies an option of being protected from creditors. Previous attempts at… …   Wikipedia

  • claim in arrangement proceeding under the Bankruptcy Act — A proof of claim against the debtor or a claim scheduled by the debtor. 9 Am J2d Bankr § 1310 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • claim in proceeding for readjustment of public debt under the Bankruptcy Act — The claim of a creditor holding securities in the technical or nontechnical sense, even a holder of an unliquidated claim against the municipality or other public body. 9 Am J2d Bankr § 1423 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994 — the most comprehensive piece of bankruptcy legislation since the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978; signed into law on October 22, 1994 with most provisions effective immediately; included in the 1994 Act are: provisions to expedite bankruptcy… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 — the first substantive bankruptcy code revision since the Chandler Act of 1938. It took effect on October 1, 1979 and some of the major elements of this act were as follows: upgrading the jurisdiction of the U.S. bankruptcy courts to deal with… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

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