insolvency

[in-sol-vuh n-see]

noun

the condition of being insolvent; bankruptcy.

Nearby words

  1. insolently,
  2. insolubility,
  3. insolubilize,
  4. insoluble,
  5. insolvable,
  6. insolvency provision,
  7. insolvent,
  8. insomnia,
  9. insomniac,
  10. insomnolence

Origin of insolvency

First recorded in 1650–60; insolv(ent) + -ency

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Word Origin and History for insolvency

insolvency

n.

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

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