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certificate of misfortune noun


an official document given by a court discharging someone from bankruptcy, and saying that the bankruptcy was brought about by causes beyond the debtor’s control without any wrongdoing on his or her part
The court will normally only grant an unconditional absolute discharge where the bankrupt is entitled to a certificate of misfortune.

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