(215 ILCS 5/221.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 833.1)
    Sec. 221.1. Definitions.
    For the purposes of Sections 221.1 to 221.10, both inclusive, the following terms have the following meanings;
    (1) "Reciprocal State" means a state wherein:
    (a) it is provided by law that the insurance supervisory or other administrative agency of the state shall conduct or wind up the affairs of delinquent companies under judicial supervision and shall be vested with title to all of the assets of any domestic company against which a delinquency proceeding has been commenced, and
    (b) in substance and effect the provisions of Sections 221.1 to 221.10, both inclusive are in force.
    (2) "Insurer" means any person, firm, corporation, association, or aggregation of persons doing or proposing to do an insurance business and subject to the insurance supervisory authority of, or to liquidation, rehabilitation, reorganization or conservation by, the commissioner of insurance or equivalent insurance supervisory official of the state.
    (3) "Delinquency proceeding" means any proceeding commenced against an insurer for the purpose of liquidating, rehabilitating, reorganizing or conserving such insurer.
    (4) "Domiciliary state" means the state in which an insurer is incorporated or organized or, in the case of an insurer incorporated or organized in a foreign country, the state in which such insurer, having become authorized to do business in such state has, at the commencement of delinquency proceedings the largest amount of its trusteed assets and deposits for the benefit of its policy holder or policy holders and creditors in the United States; and "domiciliary insurer" means an insurer in its domiciliary state.
    (5) "Ancillary state" means any state other than a domiciliary state.
    (6) "General Assets" means all property, real or personal, not specifically mortgaged, pledged, deposited as security or otherwise encumbered, and as to such specifically encumbered property the term includes all in excess of the amount necessary to discharge the sum or sums secured.
    (7) "Preferred claim" means any claim with respect to which the law of a state or of the United States accords priority of payment from the general assets of the insurer.
    (8) "Special deposit claim" means any claims secured generally by a deposit of a fund or property or bond which deposit has been made to secure the payment of all claims of a particular description or all claims of persons resident in a particular state. The term does not include claims which are secured by deposit for the benefit or protection of all claimants against the insurer in the United States.
    (9) "Secured claim" means any claim secured individually by mortgage, trust, deed, pledge, deposit as security, escrow or otherwise. The term also includes claims which prior to the commencement of delinquency proceedings in the state of the insurer's domicile have become liens upon specific assets by reason of judicial process.
    (10) "State" means any state or territory of the United States, and the District of Columbia.
    (11) "Foreign country" means territory outside of any state, as defined.
    (12) "Receiver" means receiver, liquidator, rehabilitator or conservator as the context may require.
    In addition to and notwithstanding any other provisions of law, this Article shall apply to the administration by the Director of the affairs of delinquent domestic companies with respect to matters affecting or related to reciprocal states, and shall also apply to matters affecting or related to this State in the administration by the Director of the affairs of delinquent companies domiciled in reciprocal states and authorized to transact business in this State.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 832.)