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act of bankruptcy


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an act of a debtor which renders him liable to be adjudged a bankrupt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See bankruptcy.
  • n. An English statute of 1843 as to defamation
  • n. An English statute of 1838 as to obscene publications.
  • n. An English statute of 1860 as to endowed schools.
  • n. An English statute of 1844 for conserving the property of dissenting congregations to the uses of the faith originally intended, by making 25 years' usage evidence thereof in the absence of a controlling declaration in the deed or instrument of trust. This act is known also as the Dissenters' Chapels Act.
  • n. An English statute of 1833 shortening the time prescribed by the statute of limitations in certain cases.


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