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insolvency

[in-sol-vuh n-see] /ɪnˈsɒl vən si/
noun
1.
the condition of being insolvent; bankruptcy.
Origin of insolvency
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; insolv(ent) + -ency
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n.

1660s; see insolvent + -cy. Insolvence (1793) is rare.

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