a method of increasing the alcohol in a wine by adding sugar to the must before or during fermentation.
a main division of a book, treatise, or the like, usually bearing a number or title. a branch, usually restricted to a given locality, of a society, organization, fraternity, etc.: the Connecticut chapter of the American Red Cross. an important portion or division of anything: The atomic bomb opened a new chapter in history. Ecclesiastical. […]
a section of the Bankruptcy Code that provides for the reorganization of an insolvent corporation under court supervision and can establish a schedule for the payment of debts and, in some cases, a new corporation that can continue to do business. noun (US) the statute regarding the reorganization of a failing business empowering a court […]
- Chapter 11 bankruptcy
A provision of the U.S. bankruptcy law which enables a failing firm to apply to the courts for protection against all creditors while it is reorganized to pay its debts. This provision enables a firm to avoid being closed down by any single creditor and gives investors a chance to decide whether the firm can […]
- Chapter 7
noun (US) the statute regarding liquidation proceedings that empowers a court to appoint a trustee to operate a failing business to prevent further loss