11 U.S.C. § 102 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 11. Bankruptcy § 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.

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