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1) bankruptcy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The purposes are to distribute, through a court-appointed receiver, the bankrupt's assets equitably among creditors and, in most instances, to discharge the debtor...

2) debt. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When contested, debts are collected by a civil suit upon which the judge renders a judgment, and an execution is levied on the debtor's property. In ancient nations...

3) mortgage. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The mortgagee (creditor) held legal title, the mortgagor equitable title; both estates were salable. Today Great Britain and a majority of states in the United States...

4) Oglethorpe, James Edward. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English general and philanthropist, founder of the American colony of Georgia. He had some military experience before being elected (1722) to the House of Commons,...

5) collateral. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Collateral consists usually of financial instruments, such as stocks, bonds, and negotiable paper, rather than physical goods, although the latter may also be accepted...

6) Fleet Prison. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Fleet Prison, former jail in London, England. Rebuilt after it was destroyed in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, again after the great fire of 1666, and once more after...

7) judgment. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term ordinarily is not applied to the decree (order) of courts of equity. The outstanding characteristic of a legal judgment, in contrast to an equitable decree,...

8) greenback. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...They had been issued as temporary, and in accordance with the Funding Act of 1866 Secretary of State Hugh McCulloch began retiring them. The hard times of 1867 caused...

9) war debts. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...This article discusses the obligations incurred by foreign governments for loans made to them by the United States during and shortly after World War I. For international...

10) bimetallism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term was first used in 1869 by Enrico Cernuschi (1821-96), an Italian-French economist and a vigorous advocate of the system. In a bimetallic system, the ratio...

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