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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 ?
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.
And here I am, unknown and unemployed, a helpless artist lost in London--with a sick wife and hungry children, and bankruptcy staring me in the face.
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.
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.
While this bankruptcy of the Circling Brothers had been the greatest financial achievement of Harris Collin's life, nevertheless he enjoyed no mean permanent income from his plant, and, in addition, split fees with the owners of his board animals when he sent them to the winter Hippodrome shows, and, more often than not, failed to split any fee at all when he rented the animals to moving-picture companies.
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.
It was with greater satisfaction that they welcomed his success, since Perkins and Cooper had fallen upon evil days: Cooper drank like a fish, and just before Tom Perkins took his degree the linendrapers filed their petition in bankruptcy.
Opposite to him was a Peer who was even then engaged in threading the meshes of the Bankruptcy Court, what did they care for that?
Only it will be that or the bankruptcy court before long
While I was being removed to the bankruptcy court, my uncle in the soap and candle trade was being removed to the other world.
That they were gone was clear; and the bankruptcy proceedings which followed were like a sinister farce, bursts of laughter in a setting of mute anguish--that of the depositors; hundreds of thousands of them.
They were sure Jones and I were ruined past help, and they blamed themselves as accessories to this bankruptcy.