Bankruptcy Code
USA
The informal name for the body of federal bankruptcy law, embodied in Title 11 of the United States Code (11 U.S.C. §§ 101-1532).

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


Bankruptcy Code
n. The federal statute, adopted in 1978, that governs all bankruptcy cases filed after September 30, 1979. Superseded Bankruptcy Act.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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