noun, plural bank·rupt·cies.
Examples from the Web for bankruptcy
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice turned herself in to serve a 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Slim turned Bush down, and Lehman filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, just weeks before the presidential election.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?|Lloyd Green|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So while mourning the closing of De Robertis, consider that we might someday mourn the bankruptcy of whatever chain replaces it.
Blondin is a bankruptcy lawyer, like Warren, and has known her for decades.
After the bankruptcy of Mt. Gox, the Japanese police opened an investigation into this case.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was this the moment, I ask you, for his wicked old mother to gamble herself into disgrace and bankruptcy?The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
He gets all tangible property that the debtor could transfer at the moment of his bankruptcy.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
By his influence with the Bank of England, he soon became recognized as the man who had saved Maryland from bankruptcy.Hidden Treasures|Harry A. Lewis
Old stocks become dead stocks, and dead stocks mean dead business and dead men, or bankruptcy.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
His speech was an exhaustive study of the history and scope of bankruptcy laws against corporations.Thomas Hart Benton|Theodore Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for bankruptcy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin and History for bankruptcy
1700, from bankrupt, "probably on the analogy of insolvency, but with -t erroneously retained in spelling, instead of being merged in the suffix ...." [OED]. Figurative use from 1761.
Culture definitions for bankruptcy
Legally declared insolvency, or inability to pay creditors.