insolvency

[in-sol-vuh n-see]

noun

the condition of being insolvent; bankruptcy.

Origin of insolvency

First recorded in 1650–60; insolv(ent) + -ency
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Word Origin and History for insolvency
n.

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

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