139. Partners.

A petition by a partnership firm may be presented in the firm name, provided that the partnership is carrying on business within the jurisdiction1; and a firm consisting of two or more persons may present a petition, even though one of them is under a disability2.

The fact that a partner has retired since judgment in the firm name was recovered against the debtor does not make it necessary that the court's permission should be obtained for a petition to be presented in the firm name3. If one of two partners who have filed a petition against a debtor becomes