Definition of bankruptcy:
financial loss or ruin, money, overdraft, impecuniosity, ruination, chapter, loser, liquidation, defalcation, nonstarter, nonpayment, failure, defaulting, unsuccessful person, ruin, straitened circumstances, bust, beggary, repudiation, going to the wall, economic death.
- "Edgar Saltus: The Man", Marie Saltus.
- "Will Warburton", George Gissing.
If the matter is reduced to a simple sum in arithmetic, so much for so much- child- rescue, as the one way of balancing waste with gain, loss with profit, becomes the imperative duty of society, its chief bulwark against bankruptcy and wreck.- "The Children of the Poor", Jacob A. Riis.