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bankruptcy (n.)

1700, "the breaking up of a business due to its inability to pay obligations," from bankrupt, "probably on the analogy of insolvency, but with -t erroneously retained in spelling, instead of being merged in the suffix ...." [OED]. Figurative use from 1761. Earlier words for it (late 16c.-17c.) were bankrupting, bankruption, bankrupture, bankruptship.

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Definitions of bankruptcy from WordNet

bankruptcy (n.)
a state of complete lack of some abstract property;
intellectual bankruptcy
spiritual bankruptcy
moral bankruptcy
bankruptcy (n.)
inability to discharge all your debts as they come due;
the company had to declare bankruptcy
Synonyms: failure
bankruptcy (n.)
a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent;
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