bankruptcy estate
bankruptcy estate see estate 2

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

bankruptcy estate
Everything a debtor owns when filing for bankruptcy, except certain pensions and educational trusts.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Bankruptcy

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

bankruptcy estate
USA
estate, Also known as bankruptcy estate.
The intangible entity in a bankruptcy case which contains all of the debtor's assets (including both legal and equitable interests) and liabilities as of the commencement of the case.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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