Definition of prepetition in US English:

prepetition

noun

  • Law (chiefly US). An informal request addressed to a court prior to or in place of a formal petition. rare.

adjective

  • Law (chiefly US). Occurring or existing prior to the filing of a petition, especially a bankruptcy petition.

adverb

  • Law (chiefly US). Prior to the filing of a petition, especially a bankruptcy petition.

Origin

Early 16th century (in an earlier sense). From pre- + petition.

Pronunciation

prepetition

/ˌpriːpɪˈtɪʃn/