- not solvent; unable to satisfy creditors or discharge liabilities, either because liabilities exceed assets or because of inability to pay debts as they mature.
- pertaining to bankrupt persons or bankruptcy.
- a person who is insolvent.
Origin of insolvent
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1. penniless, destitute, impoverished, bankrupt.
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- (of a person, company, etc) having insufficient assets to meet debts and liabilities; bankrupt
- of or relating to bankrupts or bankruptcy
- a person who is insolvent; bankrupt
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Word Origin and History for in-solvent
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