Bankruptcy Act, 1988


3.—In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

“adjudication” means adjudication in bankruptcy;

“after-acquired property” has the meaning assigned to it by section 44 (5);

“arrangement” means an arrangement in pursuance of an order for protection under Part IV ;

“arranging debtor” means a debtor who has been granted an order for protection under Part IV ;

“assignees” means the Official Assignee and the creditors' assignee, if any;

“the Bankruptcy Inspector” means the inspector referred to in section 60 (2);

“bankruptcy summons” has the meaning assigned to it by section 8 (1);

“conveyance”, in relation to land, includes assignment and transfer;

“the Court” means the High Court;

“creditors' assignee” means a person chosen and appointed as such under section 18 (1);

“land” includes any estate or interest in or charge over land;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Justice;

“the Official Assignee” means the Official Assignee in Bankruptcy for the time being and his successors as and when appointed;

“prescribed”, except in relation to court fees, means prescribed by rules of court;

“property” includes money, goods, things in action, land and every description of property, whether real or personal and whether situate in the State or elsewhere; also obligations, easements, and every description of estate, interest, and profit, present or future, vested or contingent, arising out of or incident to property as above defined;

“registered”, in relation to land, means registered in the Registry of Deeds or the Land Registry, as may be appropriate;

“secured creditor” means any creditor holding any mortgage, charge or lien on the debtor's estate or any part thereof as security for a debt due to him;

“vesting arrangement” has the meaning assigned to it by section 93 (2).