the condition of being insolvent; bankruptcy.
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How to use insolvency in a sentence
After years of fiscal chaos, which included a budget deficit as high as $120 million, the layoff of 20 percent of its teachers and the district nearing the brink of insolvency, there was a bit of optimism.San Diego Unified Is Asking Voters for More Money. Here’s What They’ve Done with the Last Three Bond Measures. | Jakob McWhinney | October 5, 2022 | Voice of San Diego
The federal government recently argued in court that it had to take the drastic step of freezing Kalkhoven’s assets because he appeared to be on the brink of insolvency.When You’re a Billionaire, Your Hobbies Can Slash Your Tax Bill | by Paul Kiel, Jesse Eisinger and Jeff Ernsthausen | December 8, 2021 | ProPublica
Johnston and Parfet pledged to raise enough money to keep the foundation going “in perpetuity,” but if those funds don’t materialize, the city risks insolvency.Two Rich Men Decided to Fund a Failing City. Some People Say They Made It Worse | Alana Semuels/Kalamazoo, Michigan | November 4, 2021 | Time
The trustees’ annual reports have repeatedly warned about the encroaching insolvency of Medicare.Pandemic will push U.S. mortality up through 2023, new government report predicts | Aaron Gregg, Lenny Bernstein | August 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Simmonds said conversations about how to avert insolvency need to begin now, and that Lemon Grove should start by assessing the feasibility of offloading fire protection to the county.Lemon Grove Once Again Facing Bitter Choices Over Its Future | Bella Ross | January 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
For Carter, the cause of this insolvency was the global Cold War.
And with 10,000 aging baby boomers reaching eligibility every day, Medicare and Social Security are nearing insolvency.
States increasingly facing debt burdens that threaten insolvency.
And like Vietnam, it has helped bring us to the brink of insolvency as well.
This potential double-whammy could push the Palestinian Authority towards insolvency.Peace After the Arab Spring: Will the Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Last? | P.J. Crowley | November 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They can never be taken from the capital, for this would impair it and, if continued, result in the insolvency of the corporation.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Four months previous to the opening of this story he died in a state little better than insolvency.Overland | John William De Forest
The court of insolvency made that which was foreign, colonial property.The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) | John West
Sceptics, materialists, loaded with debt, they raised poverty to a system and laughed at their voluntary insolvency.Vie de Bohme | Orlo Williams
In it the criminal courts are held; there too are the offices of the court of probate and insolvency.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback | Willard Glazier