antecedent debt
antecedent debt see debt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

antecedent debt
A legally enforceable obligation, which has been in existence prior to the time in question, to reimburse another with money or property.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


antecedent debt
A legally enforceable obligation, which has been in existence prior to the time in question, to reimburse another with money or property.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • debt — n [Old French dette, ultimately from Latin debita, plural of debitum debt, from neuter of debitus, past participle of debere to owe] 1: something owed: as a: a specific sum of money or a performance due another esp. by agreement (as a loan… …   Law dictionary

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  • pre-existing debt — See antecedent debt …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • preference — pref·er·ence / pre frəns, fə rəns/ n 1: the right to prior payment of a debt with preference over the creditors of the heirs or legatees Louisiana Civil Code 2: the transfer of an insolvent debtor s interest in property to a creditor for an… …   Law dictionary

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  • preferential transfer — A transfer of property made by an insolvent debtor to one creditor to the exclusion of others. 29 Am J Rev ed Insolv § 82. An act of bankruptcy; a transfer of any of the property of a creditor for or on account of an antecedent debt, made or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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