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uncollectible

or un·col·lect·a·ble

[uhn-kuh-lek-tuh-buh l]
adjective
  1. that cannot be collected: an uncollectible debt.
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noun
  1. something, as a financial obligation, that cannot be collected: an increase in the company's uncollectibles.
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Origin of uncollectible

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Examples from the Web for uncollectable

Historical Examples

  • An amount—usually a stated per cent of accounts receivable—annually set aside to cover losses from uncollectable accounts.

    Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 4

    Various


Word Origin and History for uncollectable

adj.

1927, from un- + collectable (see collectible).

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uncollectible

adj.

by 1833, from un- + collectible.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper