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  1. reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. financially ruined; "a bankrupt company" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. financially ruined; "a bankrupt company"; "the company went belly-up" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A trader who becomes unable to pay his debts; an insolvent trader; popularly, any person who is unable to pay his debts; an insolvent person. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A person who, in accordance with the terms of a law relating to bankruptcy, has been judicially declared to be unable to meet his liabilities. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Being a bankrupt or in a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay, or legally discharged from paying, one's debts; as, a bankrupt merchant. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Depleted of money; not having the means of meeting pecuniary liabilities; as, a bankrupt treasury. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Relating to bankrupts and bankruptcy. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Destitute of, or wholly wanting (something once possessed, or something one should possess). Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To make bankrupt; to bring financial ruin upon; to impoverish. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A person legally declared to be unable to pay his debts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Unable to meet one's obligations; insolvent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To exhaust the financial credit of; to impoverish; as, to bankrupt a corporation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. One who breaks or fails in business: an insolvent person. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Insolvent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. One who cannot pay his debts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To make bankrupt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Unable to pay one's debts; insolvent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. A person unable to pay his debts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. One who is unable to pay his debts; an insolvent person. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To break one in trade; to make insolvent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Any one who becomes unable to pay his just debts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. Declared to be in debt beyond the power of payment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. To disable one from paying the claims of his creditors. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. A person who has committed an act of bankruptcy; one who has done some act or suffered some act to be done in consequence of which, under the laws of his country, he is liable to be proceeded against by his creditors for the seizure and distribution among them of his entire property. Ashby v. Steere, 2 Woodb. & M. 347, 2 Fed. Cas. 15; In re Scott, 21 Fed. Cas. 803; U. S. v. Pusey, 27 Fed. Cas. G32. A trader who secretes himself or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors. 2 Bl. Comm. 471. In a looser sense, an insolvent person; a broken-up or ruined trader. Everett v. Stone, 3 Story, 453, Fed. Cas. No. 4,577. A person who, by the formal decree of a court, has been declared subject to be proceeded against under the bankruptcy laws, or entitled, on his voluntary application, to take the benefit of such laws. thelawdictionary.org
  29. A person who has done, or suffered some act to be done, which is by law declared an act of bankruptcy; in such case he may be declared a bankrupt. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  30. It is proper to notice that there is much difference between a bankrupt and an insolvent. A man may be a bankrupt, and yet be perfectly solvent; that is, eventually able to pay all his debts or, he may be insolvent, and, in consequence of not having done, or suffered, an act of bankruptcy. He may not be a bankrupt. Again, the bankrupt laws are intended mainly to secure creditors from waste, extravagance, and mismanagement, by seizing the property out of the hands of the debtors, and placing it in the custody of the law; whereas the insolvent laws only relieve a man from imprisonment for debt after he has assigned his property for the benefit of his creditors. Both under bankrupt and insolvent laws the debtor is required to surrender his property, for the benefit of his creditors. Bankrupt laws discharge the person from imprisonment, and his property, acquired after his discharge, from all liabilities for his debts insolvent laws simply discharge the debtor from imprisonment, or liability to be imprisoned, but his after-acquired property may be taken in satisfaction of his former debts. 2 Bell, Com. B. 6, part 1, c. 1, p. 162; 3 Am. Jur. 218. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  31. bangk'rupt, n. one who breaks or fails in business; an insolvent person.--adj. insolvent: destitute (with of).--n. BANK'RUPTCY, the state of being or act of becoming bankrupt. [Fr. banque-route, It. banca rotta.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. (Law) insolvent person whose effects, on creditors or his own petition to Bankruptcy Court, are administered& distributed for benefit of all creditors; (pop.) insolvent debtor. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. v.t. reduce to bankruptcy. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Under legal process because of insolvency; insolvent; bereft (of some quality &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. [Italian] A trader who breaks or becomes unable to pay his debits ; an insolvent ;—any individual unable to pay his debits. Cabinet Dictionary
  36. A person incapable of paying his debts; one against whom a commission of bankruptcy is awarded. Complete Dictionary
  37. In debt beyond the power of payment. Complete Dictionary
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