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insolvency

[in-sol-vuh n-see] /ɪnˈsɒl vən si/
noun
1.
the condition of being insolvent; bankruptcy.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; insolv(ent) + -ency
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  • First, in the continent that created the debtor's prison, insolvency is still tainted with moral failure.
  • And a secret-spilling website flirting with insolvency and dissolution suddenly burst onto the world stage.
  • More to the point, you could easily end up in a situation where tax bills were pushing companies into insolvency.
  • But the state government is still too big, if insolvency can be called too big.
  • In the dark, depressing world of football insolvency, miracles can happen.
  • Nonetheless, it will result in a rise in the deficit and will further contribute to social security's growing insolvency.
  • The results: a run on the stock, lowered credit ratings and insolvency.
  • Then came the recession, filling that can with the leaden weights of debt and deficit and the rocks of looming insolvency.
  • In truth an insolvency was never really on the cards.
  • Bear's demise also shows how the boundary between illiquidity and insolvency is fast dissolving.
Word Origin and History for insolvency
n.

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

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