bankruptcy court
bankruptcy court n: a court that is a unit of a federal District Court and has original jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases
◇ Bankruptcy courts were created by Congress as part of the 1898 Bankruptcy Act. Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to establish “uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States.”

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

bankruptcy court
n.
A federal court that handles only bankruptcy cases, presided over by a bankruptcy judge.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


bankruptcy court
A specialized federal court that hears only bankruptcy cases. Bankruptcy courts are established in districts in every state, and petitioners file for bankruptcy in the district where the petitioner lives or does business.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Bankruptcy

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Bankruptcy Court
n. A United States District Court, or the bankruptcy judges assigned to a given United States District Court, that deals only with bankruptcy proceedings.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

bankruptcy court
n.
   the specialized federal court in which bankruptcy matters under the Federal Bankruptcy Act are conducted. There are several bankruptcy courts in each state, and each one's territory covers several counties. The office of a court clerk, where petitions can be filed, is located next to each court.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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