11400. Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, the
definitions in this article govern the construction of this part.
11401. "Debt" means:
(a) A claim that is established under Part 4 (commencing with
Section 9000) or that is otherwise payable in the course of
(b) An expense of administration.
(c) A charge against the estate including, but not limited to,
taxes, expenses of last illness, and family allowance.
11402. "Wage claim" means a claim for wages, not exceeding two
thousand dollars ($2,000), of each employee of the decedent for work
done or personal services rendered within 90 days before the death of