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adjective as in unable to pay debts

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While serving on the bench for more than 25 years, Fitzgerald oversaw multibillion-dollar coverage disputes waged between bankrupt companies and their insurers.

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SoftBank-backed OneWeb got hundreds of satellites in orbit but went bankrupt earlier this year and was bought by a group led by the British government.

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You know, if you’ve got a parking lot and you go bankrupt — well, the parking lot gets transferred to your creditors and they’ll develop the parking lot.

It allows you, if you’re confronted with a medical issue and your insurance is not up to par, it allows you to be able to deal with that health issue without the risk of going bankrupt.

The company shifted its focus away from South America toward the United States, plunging cash instead in Texas-based projects like Oncor Electric Delivery, the state’s once bankrupt and largest transmission and distribution electric utility.

These are men who now have wives and children, and their silence so many years later shows how morally bankrupt they remain.

Afterward he went bankrupt and said the stress caused him to split from his girlfriend.

It was that we have serious fiscal problems that are going to bankrupt cities and towns—literally—and hurt a lot of people.

By the late summer, AIG was functionally bankrupt—unable to meet financial obligations or raise new cash.

By the time the airline declared itself bankrupt in 1991, more than 90,000 people, including Ronald Reagan, were still waiting.

Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.

Any person who owes debts, or business corporation, may become a voluntary bankrupt.

The judge or referee must be present at this meeting, also the bankrupt if required by the court.

Then follows the first meeting of the bankrupt's creditors, within thirty days after the adjudication.

Whatever property on which a levy could have been made by judicial process against the bankrupt passes to the trustee.


On this page you'll find 68 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bankrupt, such as: broke, destitute, failed, insolvent, depleted, and exhausted.

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