Legal Definition of cramdown
1 : a bankruptcy court's approval of a Title 11 bankruptcy plan against the wishes of some creditors Editor's note: A plan may be approved despite the rejection of creditors if the plan is deemed to be fair and equitable and not unfairly discriminatory in accordance with Title 11, section 1129(b).
2 : a Chapter 13 bankruptcy court's modification of the terms of a loan against the wishes of a creditor
Origin and Etymology of cramdown
from the idiom cram something down someone's throat “to force someone to accept something”
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