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Chapter 7noun [U]

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LAW, FINANCE a ​part of the US ​lawdealing with bankruptcy in which a ​person or company's ​property may be taken by a ​court and ​sold in ​order to ​pay back ​debts to the creditors (= the ​people who are ​owedmoney): They filed for Chapter 7 ​bankruptcy. A Chapter 7 ​bankruptcycase does not involve ​filing a ​plan of ​repayment, as is the ​case with Chapter 13.
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