security interest

security interest
Interest in property obtained pursuant to security agreement. In re Wilson, Bkrtcy.Pa., 25 B.R. 61, 63.
A form of interest in property which provides that the property may be sold on default in order to satisfy the obligation for which the security interest is given. A mortgage is used to grant a security interest in real property. An interest in personal property or fixtures which secures payment or performance of an obligation, U.C.C. No.No. 1-201(37), 9-102, including the interest of an assignee of the proceeds of a letter of credit, No. 5-116(2). Lien created by an agreement. Bankruptcy Code No. 101. Often, the term "lien" is used as a synonym, although lien most commonly refers only to interests providing security that are created by operation of law, not through agreement of the debtor and creditor
Compare lien.
The term "security interest" means any interest in property acquired by contract for the purpose of securing payment or performance of an obligation or indemnifying against loss or liability. A security interest exists at any time,
(a) if, at such time, the property is in existence and the interest has become protected under local law against a subsequent judgment lien arising out of an unsecured obligation, and
(b) to the extent that, at such time, the holder has parted with money or money's worth. I.R.C. No. 6323(h).
See also purchase money security interest

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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