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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 ?
They were sure Jones and I were ruined past help, and they blamed themselves as accessories to this bankruptcy.
Suddenly there came a letter saying that the firm had gone into bankruptcy, that the business had been completely wrecked, and that the Sawyer money had been swept away with everything else.
Bankruptcy must inevitably have come of this young Pagan, in Lombard-street, London, and also of a curtained alcove in the rear of the immortal boy, and also of a looking-glass let into the wall, and also of clerks not at all old, who danced in public on the slightest provocation.
Now that these unions are beaten, helpless, and drifting to bankruptcy as the proportion of unemployed men in their ranks becomes greater, they are being petted and made much of by our class; an infallible sign that they are making no further progress in their duty of destroying us.
I shall confine myself to a cursory review of the remaining powers comprehended under this third description, to wit: to regulate commerce among the several States and the Indian tribes; to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin; to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the current coin and secureties of the United States; to fix the standard of weights and measures; to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws of bankruptcy, to prescribe the manner in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each State shall be proved, and the effect they shall have in other States; and to establish post offices and post roads.
This bankruptcy of the graces was, I do assure you, terrible, and struck all Alencon with horror.
But this did not disconcert the enthusiast, who proceeded with the story of Joseph Smith's bankruptcy in 1837, and how his ruined creditors gave him a coat of tar and feathers; his reappearance some years afterwards, more honourable and honoured than ever, at Independence, Missouri, the chief of a flourishing colony of three thousand disciples, and his pursuit thence by outraged Gentiles, and retirement into the Far West.
Morrel is utterly ruined; he has lost five ships in two years, has suffered by the bankruptcy of three large houses, and his only hope now is in that very Pharaon which poor Dantes commanded, and which is expected from the Indies with a cargo of cochineal and indigo.
The voice launched into an immense tale of misfortune and bankruptcy, studded with plentiful petitions to the Government.
Yes, and the faddists were to win despite the other side's incontrovertible evidence that Fallon was headed for bankruptcy and that the proposed bonds and outstanding ones could never be met.
A bankruptcy company promoter named Werner discovered the secret and blackmailed the squire into surrendering the estate.
If to-morrow I should be informed of the bankruptcy of my principal debtors, the loss of my property would be a great inconvenience to me, perhaps, for many years; but it would leave me as it found me,--neither better nor worse.