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[sol-vuh n-see] /ˈsɒl vən si/
solvent condition; ability to pay all just debts.
Origin of solvency
First recorded in 1720-30; solv(ent) + -ency Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


ability to pay all debts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for solvency

1727, from solvent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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