Define: Winding-up Petition

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Definition: Winding-up Petition

Quick Summary of Winding-up Petition

A winding up petition (WUP) is a legal action taken by a creditor or creditors against a company that owes them money (although others can also petition).

What is the dictionary definition of Winding-up Petition?

Dictionary Definition

In the UK, a winding-up petition is a documented presented to the court pursuing an order with the intent of a company being placed into compulsory liquidation.


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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Winding-up Petition. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 16, 2019
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Winding-up Petition. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 16, 2019).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Winding-up Petition. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from website:

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This glossary post was last updated: 29th January 2019.