Bankruptcy Act
(CHAPTER 20, Section 166)
Bankruptcy Rules
R 1
G.N. No. S 269/1995

(5th June 2006)
[15th July 1995]
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Bankruptcy Rules.
2.—(1)  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“associate” means an associate as defined in section 101 of the Act;
“Bankruptcy Estates Account” means the Bankruptcy Estates Account kept by the Official Assignee under section 27 of the Act;
“court” includes the Registrar when exercising the powers of the court under the Act or these Rules;
“creditor” includes a corporation and a firm of creditors in partnership;
“creditor’s bankruptcy application” includes a bankruptcy application made under section 56 of the Act by a creditor or the nominee of a voluntary arrangement;
“estate”, in relation to the Official Assignee or a trustee, means the estate of a bankrupt which is being or which has been administered by him;
“Form” means a form set out in the Schedule, and a form referred to by a number means the form so numbered in the Schedule;
“scheme” means a scheme of arrangement under the Act;
“sealed” means sealed with the seal of the court;
“sign”, in relation to the signing of any document by the Registrar, includes the affixing of a facsimile signature;
“trustee” means a trustee of a bankrupt’s estate other than the Official Assignee.
(2)  For the purposes of these Rules, any reference to the Official Assignee shall not include a reference to a trustee and any reference to a trustee shall not include a reference to the Official Assignee.