Definition of Insolvent

1. Noun. Someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts.

Exact synonyms: Bankrupt
Generic synonyms: Failure, Loser, Nonstarter, Unsuccessful Person
Derivative terms: Bankrupt



2. Adjective. Unable to meet or discharge financial obligations. "An insolvent estate"
Similar to: Bankrupt, Belly-up
Derivative terms: Insolvency
Antonyms: Solvent

Definition of Insolvent

1. a. 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; as, in insolvent debtor.

2. n. One who is insolvent; as insolvent debtor; -- in England, before 1861, especially applied to persons not traders.

Definition of Insolvent

1. Adjective. Unable to pay one's bills as they fall due. ¹

2. Adjective. Owing more than one has in assets. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) One who is insolvent; an insolvent debtor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insolvent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insolvent

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insolvent (current term)
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insomnia
insomniac
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insonate
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insonicate
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Literary usage of Insolvent

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"lowed by the judge, as provided in section 1113 of the Penal Code of 1910, this insolvent cost will be paid out of the fines and forfeitures fund as other ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"For debts fraudulently, improvidently, or maliciously contracted, and for damages arising upon torts, or acts ex delicio, the insolvent is ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"The latter found »that the debtor had been insolvent for four months or more before the filing of the petition and hnd made, while so insolvent, ..."

4. Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"If the creditors do not proceed, the petition of the insolvent trader only releases his person. Being subject to bankruptcy, his creditors may call him into ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, John Leycester Adolphus (1839)
"By indenture, dated 14th November 1834, between debts owing to J the creditors the insolvent of the first part, the two plaintiffs, Binns joining in the and ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"The insolvency of Strauss & Levy- was known, or might have been known, to Klein, and, therefore, when be undertook to deal with the assets of this insolvent ..."

7. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy by Orlando Bump, Eugene Williams, United States (1898)
"insolvent Laws Suspended by Bankruptcy Act. —The federal bankruptcy acts operate to suspend the etate insolvent lawe in force at the passage of the former, ..."

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