voluntary proceedings

A proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code by which a debtor initiates action either to rehabilitate his business (e.g., Chapter 11 reorganization) or to liquidate (e.g., Chapter 7 liquidation).

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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