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bankruptcy court

noun

Legal Definition of bankruptcy court

  1. :  a court that is a unit of a federal District Court and has original jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases

Additional Notes on bankruptcy court

Bankruptcy courts were created by Congress as part of the 1898 Bankruptcy Act. Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to establish “uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States.”


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