insolvent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ solvent

Adjective[edit]

insolvent (comparative more insolvent, superlative most insolvent)

  1. Unable to pay one's bills as they fall due.
    an insolvent debtor
  2. Owing more than one has in assets.
  3. Not sufficient to pay all the debts of the owner.
    an insolvent estate

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Noun[edit]

insolvent (plural insolvents)

  1. (law) One who is insolvent; an insolvent debtor.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In England, before 1861, especially applied to persons who were not traders.

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Adjective[edit]

insolvent

  1. insolvent

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