Why was clemency trending last week?


[sol-vuh n-see] /ˈsɒl vən si/
solvent condition; ability to pay all just debts.
Origin of solvency
1720-30; solv(ent) + -ency Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for solvency
  • More broadly, the rating agencies have never given us any reason to take their judgments about national solvency seriously.
  • Today, the problem may be more a shortage of solvency, which is harder to solve.
  • Investors now fret about the solvency of bigger countries.
  • But such a backstop can only be credible if there are no doubts about the government's solvency.
  • The question is whether this threatens the solvency of governments.
  • The euro crisis was brought on by investors with genuine worries about the solvency of several euro-zone countries.
  • Rather the limits of solvency are tested by people's willingness to accept tax rises and spending cuts.
  • And illiquidity is a symptom of concerns about solvency.
  • At root, the solvency of a country is determined by the government's capacity to raise revenues and cut spending.
  • The other brutal lesson of the crisis concerns the way liquidity can affect solvency.
British Dictionary definitions for solvency


ability to pay all debts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for solvency

1727, from solvent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for solvency

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for solvency

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with solvency