insolvency


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in·sol·ven·cy

 (ĭn-sŏl′vən-sē)
n. pl. in·sol·ven·cies
1. The condition of being insolvent.
2. An instance of being insolvent.

in•sol•ven•cy

(ɪnˈsɒl vən si)

n.
the condition of being insolvent.

insolvency

The condition of being unable to pay debts or of having greater liabilities than assets.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insolvency - the lack of financial resources
bankruptcy, failure - 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"
financial condition - the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
solvency - the ability to meet maturing obligations as they come due

insolvency

noun bankruptcy, failure, ruin, liquidation Seven of the eight companies are on the brink of insolvency.

insolvency

noun
The condition of being financially insolvent:
Translations

insolvency

[ɪnˈsɒlvənsɪ] N [of company] → insolvencia f

insolvency

[ɪnˈsɒlvənsi] n (= bankruptcy) → insolvabilité f

insolvency

nZahlungsunfähigkeit f, → Insolvenz f (geh)

insolvency

[ɪnˈsɒlvnsɪ] ninsolvenza
References in classic literature ?
when I told you how she, on the contrary, deserted me: the idea of my insolvency cooled, or rather extinguished, her flame in a moment.
In the matter of Treason the pig would appear To have aided, but scarcely abetted: While the charge of Insolvency fails, it is clear, If you grant the plea 'never indebted.
Some people said he had speculated unfortunately in railways, others that he was being bled by one of the most insatiable members of her profession; and to every report of threatened insolvency Beaufort replied by a fresh extravagance: the building of a new row of orchid-houses, the purchase of a new string of race-horses, or the addition of a new Meissonnier or Cabanel to his picture-gallery.
I do not think this general insolvency, which involves in some sort all the population, to be the reason of the difficulty experienced at Christmas and New Year and other times, in bestowing gifts; since it is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.
To see our young men, brightly dressed and cigarettes alight, wheeling off to the rendezvous, Grubb guiding the lady's machine beside him with one skilful hand and Bert teuf-teuffing steadily, was to realise how pluck may triumph even over insolvency.
I am not sure that I shall succeed, but it is the only thing that will save me from insolvency, and I am trying.
The pleasantest was to dine luxuriously at some expensive restaurant; and then, after declaring insolvency, be handed over quietly and without uproar to a policeman.
To question him in detail, and endeavour to reconcile his answers; to closet him with accountants and sharp practitioners, learned in the wiles of insolvency and bankruptcy; was only to put the case out at compound interest and incomprehensibility.
He has experience of handling transactional work, typically arising out of administrations, as well as a range of contentious assignments on behalf of both insolvency practitioners and directors and individuals.
A LEADING insolvency specialist has urged the new government to build on work aimed at giving more troubled companies the chance to recover and thrive.
A WEBSITE has been launched to help creditors through the insolvency process.