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§ 102. Rules of construction


 

 


In this title—

(1) "after notice and a hearing", or a similar phrase—

(A) means after such notice as is appropriate in the particular circumstances, and such opportunity for a hearing as is appropriate in the particular circumstances; but

(B) authorizes an act without an actual hearing if such notice is given properly and if—

(i) such a hearing is not requested timely by a party in interest; or

(ii) there is insufficient time for a hearing to be commenced before such act must be done, and the court authorizes such act;


(2) "claim against the debtor" includes claim against property of the debtor;


(3) "includes" and "including" are not limiting;


(4) "may not" is prohibitive, and not permissive;


(5) "or" is not exclusive;


(6) "order for relief" means entry of an order for relief;


(7) the singular includes the plural;


(8) a definition, contained in a section of this title that refers to another section of this title, does not, for the purpose of such reference, affect the meaning of a term used in such other section; and


(9) "United States trustee" includes a designee of the United States trustee.


(Pub. L. 95-598, Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2554; Pub. L. 98-353, Title III, § 422, July 10, 1984, 98 Stat. 369; Pub. L. 99-554, Title II, § 202, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3097.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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