11 USC 102 - Rules of construction

In this title
(1) after notice and a hearing, or a similar phrase
(A) means after such notice as is appropriate in the particular circumstances, and such opportunity for a hearing as is appropriate in the particular circumstances; but
(B) authorizes an act without an actual hearing if such notice is given properly and if
(i) such a hearing is not requested timely by a party in interest; or

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(ii) there is insufficient time for a hearing to be commenced before such act must be done, and the court authorizes such act;
(2) claim against the debtor includes claim against property of the debtor;
(3) includes and including are not limiting;
(4) may not is prohibitive, and not permissive;
(5) or is not exclusive;
(6) order for relief means entry of an order for relief;
(7) the singular includes the plural;
(8) a definition, contained in a section of this title that refers to another section of this title, does not, for the purpose of such reference, affect the meaning of a term used in such other section; and
(9) United States trustee includes a designee of the United States trustee.