someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
unable to meet or discharge financial obligations
"an insolvent person"; "an insolvent estate"
Unable to pay one's bills as they fall due.
Owing more than one has in assets.
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
not sufficient to pay all the debts of the owner; as, an insolvent estate
relating to persons unable to pay their debts
one who is insolvent; as insolvent debtor; -- in England, before 1861, especially applied to persons not traders
Origin: [Pref. in- not + solvent: cf. OF. insolvent.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-solv′ent, adj. not able to pay one's debts: bankrupt: pertaining to insolvent persons.—n. one unable to pay his debts.—n. Insolv′ency, bankruptcy.
The numerical value of insolvent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of insolvent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We do not think that Eskom is about to be declared bankrupt or insolvent.
RWE is not at risk of becoming insolvent in the short term, despite a high debt level.
The best thing might be to tender, if the company runs out of liquidity and becomes insolvent, the recovery value may be less.
Their disregard for the consequences of their actions both in respect of the insolvent companies and in respect of the mine's workforce was indisputably reckless, the entire project was and remained a pipe dream.
In addition, the Treasury has made a commitment to give Eskom about 23 billion (rand) which I believe will be given in two tranches during this financial year, we do not think that Eskom is about to be declared bankrupt or insolvent.
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