in·sol·vent /in-'säl-vənt/ adj
1: having ceased paying or unable to pay debts as they fall due in the usual course of business compare bankrupt
2: having liabilities in excess of a reasonable market value of assets held
3: insufficient to pay all debts
an insolvent estate
insolvent n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective bankrupt, broke, defaulting, destitute, failed, impecunious, impoverished, in arrears, indebted, lacking funds, moneyless, out of funds, out of money, penniless, reduced, ruined, unable to pay II index bankrupt, destitute, impecunious, poor (underprivileged), unsound (not strong)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Financially unable to pay debts.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

When the total debt of an entity is greater than all of its property.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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