18 U.S. Code § 151 - Definition

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As used in this chapter, the term “debtor” means a debtor concerning whom a petition has been filed under title 11.

Source

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 689; Pub. L. 95–598, title III, § 314(b)(1),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2676; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330008(5),Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2143.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on section 52(f) of title 11, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Bankruptcy (July 1, 1898, ch. 541, § 29f as added June 22, 1938, ch. 575, § 1,52 Stat. 857).
Definition of “bankruptcy” was added to avoid repetitious references to said title 11.
Minor changes in phraseology was made.
Amendments

1994—Pub. L. 103–322substituted “means” for “mean”.
1978—Pub. L. 95–598substituted “Definition” for “Definitions” in section catchline, substituted definition of “debtor” as a debtor concerning whom a petition has been filed under title 11 for definition of “bankrupt” as a debtor by or against whom a petition has been filed under title 11, and struck out definition of “bankruptcy” as including any proceeding, arrangement, or plan pursuant to title 11.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–598effective Oct. 1, 1979, see section 402(a) ofPub. L. 95–598, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 11, Bankruptcy.
Savings Provision

Amendment by section 314 ofPub. L. 95–598not to affect the application of chapter 9 (§ 151 et seq.), chapter 96 (§ 1961 et seq.), or section 2516, 3057, or 3284 of this title to any act of any person (1) committed before Oct. 1, 1979, or (2) committed after Oct. 1, 1979, in connection with a case commenced before such date, see section 403(d) ofPub. L. 95–598, set out as a note preceding section 101 of Title 11, Bankruptcy.

 

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