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uncollectible

[uhn-kuh-lek-tuh-buh l] /ˌʌn kəˈlɛk tə bəl/
adjective
1.
that cannot be collected:
an uncollectible debt.
noun
2.
something, as a financial obligation, that cannot be collected:
an increase in the company's uncollectibles.
Also, uncollectable.
Origin
un-1 + collect1 + -ible
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Examples from the web for uncollectible
  • Moreover, debt resulting from fraud, predatory lending and other such practices is uncollectible under the law.
  • Trade accounts receivable are recognized and carried at original invoice amount less an allowance for any uncollectible amounts.
  • We write off accounts receivable against the allowance when a balance is determined to be uncollectible.
Word Origin and History for uncollectible
adj.

by 1833, from un- + collectible.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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