solvency

noun

sol·​ven·​cy ˈsäl-vən(t)-sē How to pronounce solvency (audio)
ˈsȯl-
: the quality or state of being solvent

Examples of solvency in a Sentence

They reviewed financial records to measure the borrower's solvency.
Recent Examples on the Web The solvency and stability of affordable housing providers is being pushed to a breaking point. Nikki Beasley, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 Protecting social welfare: The plan extends the solvency of Medicare indefinitely and steadily increases spending for Social Security. USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2024 The stark differences between estimates and reality, if continued, will affect the state budget’s solvency for at least the remaining years of Newsom’s governorship. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 27 Jan. 2024 Last year, lawmakers concerned about the solvency of the FAIR Plan tried to find a legislative solution to address it and other concerns about the state’s insurance market, but no lawmaker sponsored a bill to do so. Levi Sumagaysay, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 The bill, approved by the GOP-majority committee by a 22-12 vote, would ask the commission to recommend ways to balance the budget at the earliest reasonable date and to improve the long-term solvency of Medicare, Social Security and other programs paid for through trust funds. Kevin Freking, Fortune, 19 Jan. 2024 Change the mindset that accepting federal dollars for social support programs contingent on a state buy-in threatens state sovereignty or fiscal solvency. Carolyn Nelson Goedert, Sun Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 The acquisition of three brokerage entities and Farmers Exchanges’ flood servicing arm brings additional fee income into Zurich’s earnings, costing $760 million and 3 percentage points of its solvency ratio. WSJ, 9 Nov. 2023 The path to fiscal solvency is to increase taxes and to cut spending on defense, Medicare, and Social Security. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of solvency was circa 1727

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“Solvency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solvency. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

solvency

noun
sol·​ven·​cy ˈsäl-vən-sē How to pronounce solvency (audio)
ˈsȯl-
: the quality or state of being solvent

Legal Definition

solvency

noun
sol·​ven·​cy ˈsäl-vən-sē How to pronounce solvency (audio)
: the quality or state of being solvent

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