Complete Definition of "bankrupt"

English

Etymology
From banca rotta, which refers to an out-of-business bank, having its bench physically broken. Money lenders in Northern Italy originally did business in open areas, or big open rooms, with each lender working from his own bench or table.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. That is formally declared unable to pay its creditors.

Synonyms
saurus|poor|impoverished

Derived terms
bankruptcy
go bankrupt

Translations
trans-top|formally declared unable to pay its creditors
Dutch: bankroet, in faling, failliet
Esperanto: bankrota
Finnish: vararikko|vararikossa, vararikkoinen, konkurssi|konkurssissa
French: faillite|en faillite
German: bankrott
Hebrew: פ××©× ×¨×× (poshet' regel) m, פ×ש×ת ר×× (poshet'et regel) f
Italian: fallito
trans-mid
Japanese: ç ´ç£ãã (hasanshita)
Latin: decoctor
Russian: банкÑÐ¾Ñ (bankrót)
Spanish: quebrado, arruinado
Swedish: bankrutt, konkurs
Tagalog: lugi
trans-bottom

See also
defunct
illiquid
insolvent

Verb
en-verb|bankrupts|bankrupting|bankrupted|bankrupted

  1. transitive To cause to become bankrupt; to make bankrupt.

Translations
German: in#German|in den Konkurs treiben

ar:bankrupt
fa:bankrupt
io:bankrupt
it:bankrupt
te:bankrupt
vi:bankrupt
zh:bankrupt

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