adjective in·sol·vent \(ˌ)in-ˈsäl-vənt, -ˈsl-\

: not having enough money to pay debts

Full Definition of INSOLVENT

a :  unable to pay debts as they fall due in the usual course of business
b :  having liabilities in excess of a reasonable market value of assets held
:  insufficient to pay all debts <an insolvent estate>
insolvent noun

First Known Use of INSOLVENT


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