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bank·rupt·cy

 (băngk′rəpt-sē, -rəp-sē)
n.
1. The state of being bankrupt.
2. A legal proceeding that allows for a person or entity to be declared bankrupt.
3. The system of adjudication that declares instances of bankruptcy: went into bankruptcy.

bankruptcy

(ˈbæŋkrʌptsɪ; -rəptsɪ)
n, pl -cies
the state, condition, or quality of being or becoming bankrupt

bank•rupt•cy

(ˈbæŋk rʌpt si, -rəp si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state of being bankrupt.
2. utter ruin or failure.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bankruptcy - a state of complete lack of some abstract property; "spiritual bankruptcy"; "moral bankruptcy"; "intellectual bankruptcy"
failure - lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure"
2.bankruptcy - inability to discharge all your debts as they come duebankruptcy - inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; "the company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"
insolvency - the lack of financial resources
3.bankruptcy - a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolventbankruptcy - a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

bankruptcy

noun
1. insolvency, failure, crash, disaster, ruin, liquidation, indebtedness Many established firms were facing bankruptcy.
2. emptiness, want, vacuum, deficiency, void, shortcoming, deprivation, dearth, destitution, vacuity The massacre laid bare the moral bankruptcy of the regime.

bankruptcy

noun
The condition of being financially insolvent:
Translations
إِفْلاس
bankrotúpadek
fallitkonkursbankerot
konkurssivararikko
csõd
gjaldòrot
surseance van betaling
bankrot
bankrot
konkurs
iflâs

bankruptcy

[ˈbæŋkrəptsɪ]
A. N
1. (Jur) → quiebra f
2. (fig) → falta f (of de) moral bankruptcydecadencia f moral
B. CPD bankruptcy court N (Brit) → tribunal m de quiebras
bankruptcy proceedings NPLjuicio m de insolvencia

bankruptcy

[ˈbænkrʌptsi ˈbæŋkrəptsi] n
(financial) [person, company] → faillite f
to file for bankruptcy → déposer son bilan
(fig) moral bankruptcy → carence f de moralité
intellectual bankruptcy → carence f intellectuellebank statement nrelevé m de comptebank transfer nvirement m bancaire (électronique)bank vault nchambre f fortebanned substance n (= drug) → substance f prohibée

bankruptcy

n
(Jur) → Bankrott m, → Konkurs m; (instance) → Konkurs m; the possibility of bankruptcydie Möglichkeit eines or des Bankrotts or Konkurses
(fig)Bankrott m

bankruptcy

:
Bankruptcy Court
nKonkursgericht nt
bankruptcy proceedings

bankruptcy

[ˈbæŋkrəptsɪ] nfallimento, bancarotta
bankruptcy proceedings → procedura fallimentare

bankrupt

(ˈbӕŋkrapt) adjective
unable to pay one's debts. He has been declared bankrupt.
noun
a person who is unable to pay his debts.
verb
to make bankrupt. His wife's extravagance soon bankrupted him.
ˈbankruptcy noun
References in classic literature ?
He told me once, with an air of pride, that his five bankruptcies were entirely due to 'The Bard,' as he insisted on calling him.
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
With them Ralph was familiar and jocose, humorous upon the topics of the day, and especially pleasant upon bankruptcies and pecuniary difficulties that made good for trade.
But that which a man is, does always by necessity acquire, and what the man acquires is living property, which does not wait the beck of rulers, or mobs, or revolutions, or fire, or storm, or bankruptcies, but perpetually renews itself wherever the man breathes.
The most common bankruptcies are Chapter 7 liquidations, Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 13 adjustments (sec "Bankruptcy Reform Is Here" page 51).
Low-fare carriers could profit from two bankruptcies.
A recent Harvard University study estimated that nearly half of all personal bankruptcies nationwide are due to illness and medical bills.
According to Teikoku Databank America, which tracks bankruptcies in Japan, 16,624 Japanese firms declared bankruptcy in 2003, 14.
There are a lot of factors behind bankruptcies," says Catherine Cummings, vice president of consumer affairs at MasterCard, who notes that most students pay off their bills.
Chapter 11 bankruptcies are filed for the purpose of reorganizing a financial structure.
The Superintendent's Directives are primarily to guide the trustees in bankruptcy in administering bankruptcies.