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solvency

[sol-vuh n-see] /ˈsɒl vən si/
noun
1.
solvent condition; ability to pay all just debts.
Origin of solvency
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; solv(ent) + -ency
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  • With him, as with the average Frenchman, solvency was an eleventh commandment.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Thereby the solvency of the German exchequer would be moderately insured.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald
  • Not merely the home was in danger, but Tom's position and career, also Tom's solvency.

    Double Harness Anthony Hope
  • One could not be mistaken about the gesture: he had his doubts about my solvency.

    In the Foreign Legion Erwin Rosen
British Dictionary definitions for solvency

solvency

/ˈsɒlvənsɪ/
noun
1.
ability to pay all debts
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Word Origin and History for solvency
n.

1727, from solvent + -cy.

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