Definitions for "Pre-petition"
Anything that occurs before the date a bankruptcy case is filed with the Court.
The time before filing a bankruptcy. Usually, the only debts affected by a bankruptcy are those owed pre-petition. There are some exceptions for chapter 11, 12 and 13.
facts or circumstances arising prior to the filing of the bankruptcy petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court. Generally speaking only pre-petition debts will be discharged in bankruptcy.