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insolvency

[in-sol-vuh n-see] /ɪnˈsɒl vən si/
noun
1.
the condition of being insolvent; bankruptcy.
Origin of insolvency
1650-1660
1650-60; insolv(ent) + -ency
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  • Yet he was forced, during the closing years of his professional life, to take refuge in the insolvency Court.

    Chitta Ranjan Sukumar Ranjan Das
  • I am not sure that I shall succeed, but it is the only thing that will save me from insolvency, and I am trying.'

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • I have seen peasants not specially addicted to drunkenness or other ruinous habits sink to a helpless state of insolvency.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • There's many a man lived to regret ever dreaming of insolvency.

    The Burglars' Club Henry A. Hering
  • Mr. Brompton sat down to his paper again, and his interesting news of the insolvency Court.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat Mrs. Henry Wood
Word Origin and History for insolvency
n.

1660s; see insolvent + -cy. Insolvence (1793) is rare.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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