§ 50 Who May Be Discharged
§ 51 To What Court Application to Be Made
§ 52 Contents of Petition
§ 53 Consent of Creditors to Be Annexed
§ 54 Consent of Executor, Administrator, Receiver, or Trustee
§ 55 Consent of Corporation or Joint-Stock Association
§ 56 Consent of Partnership
§ 57 Effect of Consent Where Petitioner Is a Joint Debtor
§ 58 Consent of Purchaser or Assignee of Debt
§ 59 Consenting Creditor Must Relinquish Security
§ 60 Penalty If Creditor Swears Falsely
§ 61 Affidavit of Consenting Creditor
§ 62 When Non-Resident Creditor to Annex Accounts and Securities
§ 63 Petitioner’s Schedule
§ 64 Petitioner’s Affidavit
§ 65 Order to Show Cause
§ 66 How Order Published and Served
§ 67 Hearing
§ 68 Putting Cause On Calendar
§ 69 Opposing Creditor to File Specifications, and May Demand Jury Trial
§ 70 Opposing Creditor to File Proofs, If Not Named in Schedule
§ 71 Proceedings If Jurors Do Not Agree
§ 72 When Insolvent Required to Produce His Non-Resident Wife
§ 73 Examination of Insolvent
§ 74 When Insolvent Cannot Be Discharged
§ 75 When Assignment to Be Directed
§ 76 Assignment; Contents, and to Whom Made
§ 77 Trustees, How Designated
§ 78 Effect of Assignment
§ 79 When Discharge to Be Granted
§ 80 Order to Show Cause Where Trustee Refuses to Give Certificate
§ 81 Proceedings Upon Return of Order
§ 82 Discharge and Other Papers to Be Recorded
§ 83 Effect of Discharge
§ 84 Effect of Discharge as to Foreign Contracts or Creditors
§ 85 Effect of Discharge as to Debts to the United States and the State
§ 86 Insolvent to Be Released From Imprisonment
§ 87 Discharge, When Void
§ 88 Invalidity May Be Proved On Motion to Vacate Order of Arrest or Execution

Terms Used In New York Laws > Debtor and Creditor > Article 3 - Insolvent's Discharge From Debts

  • Account owner: shall mean a person who opens a savings account pursuant to the provisions of section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, or any regulations promulgated thereunder. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 84.03
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Designated beneficiary: shall mean , with respect to an account or accounts, any individual who is an "eligible individual" as defined under paragraph (1) of subsection (e) of section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or any regulations promulgated thereunder and whose qualified expenses are expected to be paid from the account or accounts. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 84.03
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • financial organization: means an organization authorized to do business in the state of New York and which: (a) is licensed or chartered by the department of financial services; (b) is licensed or chartered by an agency of the federal government; or (c) is subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the securities and exchange commission of the federal government. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 84.03
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Judge advocate: means an officer of a force of the organized militia who is a member of the judge advocate general's corps or who is designated as a judge advocate;

    (10) "Legal officer" means an officer of the New York naval militia designated to perform legal duties for a command;

    (11) "Code" means article seven of this chapter;

    (12) "Accuser" means a person who signs and swears to charges, any person who directs that charges nominally be signed and sworn to by another, and any other person who has an interest other than an official interest in the prosecution of the accused. See N.Y. Military Law 130.1

  • Management contract: shall mean the contract executed by the comptroller and a financial organization selected to act as a depository and manager of the program. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 84.03
  • NY ABLE account: shall mean an individual savings account established in accordance with the provisions of section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 84.03
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Organized militia: means the organized militia, the composition of which is stated in section two of this chapter;

    (2) "Officer" means a commissioned officer including a commissioned warrant officer;

    (3) "Superior officer" means an officer superior in rank or command;

    (4) "Enlisted person" means any person who is serving in an enlisted grade in any force of the organized militia;

    (5) "Active state duty" means full time military duty in the active service of the state under an order of the governor issued pursuant to sections six or seven of this chapter and while going to and returning from such duty;

    (6) "Duty status other than active state duty" means any one of the types of duty described in section forty-six of this chapter and while going to and returning from such duty;

    (7) "Military court" means a court-martial, a court of inquiry, a provost court;

    (8) "Military judge" means an official of a general court-martial detailed in accordance with section 130. See N.Y. Military Law 130.1

  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Program manager: shall mean a financial organization selected by the comptroller to act as a depository and manager of the program. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 84.03
  • Qualified expenses: shall mean any qualified disability expense included in paragraph (5) of subsection (e) of section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or any regulations promulgated thereunder. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 84.03
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Savings agreement: shall mean an agreement between the comptroller or a financial organization and the account owner. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 84.03
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.