Part XI Interpretation for Second Group of Parts (ss 380-385)
Part XI Interpretation for Second Group of Parts (ss 380-385)

380 Introductory

The next five sections have effect for the interpretation of the provisions of this Act which are comprised in this Group of Parts; and where a definition is provided for a particular expression, it applies except so far as the context otherwise requires.


381 "Bankrupt" and associated terminology

(1)     “Bankrupt” means an individual who has been [made] bankrupt and, in relation to a bankruptcy order, it means the individual [made] bankrupt by that order.

[(1A)     Bankruptcy application” means an application to an adjudicator for a bankruptcy order.]

(2)     “Bankruptcy order” means an order [making] an individual bankrupt.

(3)     “Bankruptcy petition” means a petition to the court for a bankruptcy order.


382 "Bankruptcy debt"[, “liability”]

(1)     “Bankruptcy debt”, in relation to a bankrupt, means (subject to the next subsection) any of the following—

(a)     any debt or liability to which he is subject at the commencement of the bankruptcy,

(b)     any debt or liability to which he may become subject after the commencement of the bankruptcy (including after his discharge from bankruptcy) by reason of any obligation incurred before the commencement of the bankruptcy,

(c)     any amount specified in pursuance of section 39(3)(c) of the Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973 in any criminal bankruptcy order made against him before the commencement of the bankruptcy, and

(d)     any interest provable as mentioned in section 322(2) in Chapter IV of Part IX.

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