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insolvent

[in-sol-vuh nt] /ɪnˈsɒl vənt/
adjective
1.
not solvent; unable to satisfy creditors or discharge liabilities, either because liabilities exceed assets or because of inability to pay debts as they mature.
2.
pertaining to bankrupt persons or bankruptcy.
noun
3.
a person who is insolvent.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; in-3 + solvent
Synonyms
1. penniless, destitute, impoverished, bankrupt.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-solvent

insolvent

/ɪnˈsɒlvənt/
adjective
1.
(of a person, company, etc) having insufficient assets to meet debts and liabilities; bankrupt
2.
of or relating to bankrupts or bankruptcy
noun
3.
a person who is insolvent; bankrupt
Derived Forms
insolvency, noun
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Word Origin and History for in-solvent

insolvent

adj.

1590s, "unable to pay one's debts," from in- (1) "not" + Latin solventem "paying" (see solvent). Originally of one who was not a trader; only traders could become bankrupt.

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