Bankruptcy. The right of a party with an interest in the debtor's property to assurance that its interest will not be diminished during the bankruptcy proceedings. Under 11 USCA § 361 adequate protection for the holder of a secured claim may be provided by requiring the trustee to make a cash payment or providing an additional or replacement lien. This provision was added to protect the secured creditor as the stay of bankruptcy presents them from foreclosing on their secured debt. This allows a court to protect the secured interest by ordering relief.