petition in insolvency


petition in insolvency
A petition, voluntary or involuntary, for the adjudication of a person as an insolvent, to the purpose that insolvency proceedings may ensue, wherein such assets as the insolvent has may be distributed according to law. 29 Am J Rev ed Insolv § 14.

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