from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unable to meet debts or discharge liabilities; bankrupt.
- adj. Insufficient to meet all debts, as an estate or fund.
- adj. Of or relating to bankrupt persons or entities.
- n. A bankrupt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unable to pay one's bills as they fall due.
- adj. Owing more than one has in assets.
- n. One who is insolvent; an insolvent debtor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not solvent; not having sufficient estate to pay one's debts; unable to pay one's debts as they fall due, in the ordinary course of trade and business.
- adj. Not sufficient to pay all the debts of the owner.
- adj. Relating to persons unable to pay their debts.
- n. One who is insolvent; as insolvent debtor; -- in England, before 1861, especially applied to persons not traders.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not solvent; unable or inadequate to satisfy all claims; bankrupt: as, an insolvent debtor or estate.
- Of or respecting insolvency or bankruptcy: as, insolvent laws.
- n. A debtor who is not solvent. See insolvency.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
- adj. unable to meet or discharge financial obligations
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