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Insolvent meaning

insolvent - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Unable to pay debts; bankrupt.

insolvent - examples of usage

  1. Under the present system of credit transactions, indeed, it would be strange if a part of them were not careless and extravagant, and it would not be strange if a great majority were hopelessly improvident and insolvent. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. An example of such eminence in himself, promoted exertion in others; which, when prudence guided the helm, led on to fortune: But the bold adventurer who crouded sail, without ballast and without rudder, has been known to overset the vessel, and sink insolvent. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. Perhaps she thought twelve would read better in my schedule, when I, next week, surrendered as insolvent. - "The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete", Charles James Lever (1806-1872).
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