[in-sol-vuh n-see]


the condition of being insolvent; bankruptcy.

Origin of insolvency

First recorded in 1650–60; insolv(ent) + -ency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for insolvency

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper