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[sol-vuh n-see] /ˈsɒl vən si/
solvent condition; ability to pay all just debts.
Origin of solvency
1720-30; solv(ent) + -ency Unabridged
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  • Not merely the home was in danger, but Tom's position and career, also Tom's solvency.

    Double Harness Anthony Hope
  • Thereby the solvency of the German exchequer would be moderately insured.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • With the year 1825 came a financial crisis, and Constable began to tremble for his solvency.

    Sir Walter Scott Richard H. Hutton
  • Had doubts about his sanity, and still greater about his solvency.

    Erema R. D. Blackmore
  • Not the least thought of investigating the solvency of advertisers seems to have occurred to anybody.

British Dictionary definitions for solvency


ability to pay all debts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for solvency

1727, from solvent + -cy.

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