Chapter 11


: bankruptcy as provided under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code which governs corporate reorganization
filed for Chapter 11

Examples of Chapter 11 in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this year, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and in July closed a $350 million sale to its lenders. Todd Spangler, Variety, 14 Nov. 2023 Cineplex failed to collect on a $1.2 billion judgement against exhibition giant and Regal owner Cineworld Group in a Canadian court due to a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing in the U.S. that followed Cineworld pulling out of a $2.18 billion deal to buy the Canadian exhibition chain. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Nov. 2023 WeWork filed for Chapter 11 protections, the company announced Monday night. WIRED, 7 Nov. 2023 After a little more than two years as a public company, the infamous office-sharing firm has filed for Chapter 11 protection. Bailey Lipschultz, Fortune, 7 Nov. 2023 The company is currently in a legal state similar to U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy, heading toward a state similar to U.S. Chapter 7. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Nov. 2023 WeWork has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, marking a stunning fall for the office sharing company once seen as a Wall Street darling that promised to upend the way people went to work around the world. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Nov. 2023 WeWork on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, serving as a painful lesson in how easy money fuels speculative investment. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2023 On November 11, the day FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Fong reached out to Bankman-Fried. Tracy Wang, Rolling Stone, 28 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


see chapter

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chapter 11 was in 1970

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“Chapter 11.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Legal Definition

chapter 11

chap·​ter 11
: chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code see also Bankruptcy Code
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