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BANK'RUPT, n. [Eng.rout,defeat. This

may signify bench-broken, or bank-broken; most probably the latter, referring to the fund or stock. The last syllable is the Latin ruptus contracted; Norm.roupt,rous,broken.]

1. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.

2. In a less technical sense, a trader who fails or becomes unable to pay his just debts; an insolvent trader. In strictness, no person but a trader can be a bankrupt. Bankruptcy is applied to merchants and traders; insolvency, to other persons.

BANK'RUPT, a. Having committed acts of bankruptcy; unable to pay just debts; insolvent.

BANK'RUPT, v.t. To break one in trade; to make insolvent.




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BANK'RUPT, n. [Eng.rout,defeat. This

may signify bench-broken, or bank-broken; most probably the latter, referring to the fund or stock. The last syllable is the Latin ruptus contracted; Norm.roupt,rous,broken.]

1. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.

2. In a less technical sense, a trader who fails or becomes unable to pay his just debts; an insolvent trader. In strictness, no person but a trader can be a bankrupt. Bankruptcy is applied to merchants and traders; insolvency, to other persons.

BANK'RUPT, a. Having committed acts of bankruptcy; unable to pay just debts; insolvent.

BANK'RUPT, v.t. To break one in trade; to make insolvent.


BANK'RUPT, a.

Having committed acts of bankruptcy; unable to pay just debts; insolvent.


BANK'RUPT, n. [Fr. banqueroute; Sp. bancarrota, bankruptcy, bank and Sp. and Port. roto, It. rotto, broken; Eng. rout, defeat. This may signify bench-broken, or bank-broken; most probably the latter, referring to the fund or stock. The last syllable is the Latin ruptus contracted; Norm. roupt, rous, broken.]

  1. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors. – Blackstone.
  2. In a less technical sense, a trader who fails or becomes unable to pay his just debts; an insolvent trader. In strictness, no person but a trader can be a bankrupt. Bankruptcy is applied to merchants and traders; insolvency, to other persons.

BANK'RUPT, v.t.

To break one in trade; to make insolvent.


Bank"rupt
  1. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.

    Blackstone.
  2. Being a bankrupt or in a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay, or legally discharged from paying, one's debts; as, a bankrupt merchant.
  3. To make bankrupt] to bring financial ruin upon; to impoverish.
  4. 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.

    M(?)Culloch.
  5. Depleted of money; not having the means of meeting pecuniary liabilities; as, a bankrupt treasury.
  6. 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.

    * In England, until the year 1861 none but a "trader" could be made a bankrupt; a non-trader failing to meet his liabilities being an "insolvent". But this distinction was abolished by the Bankruptcy Act of 1861. The laws of 1841 and 1867 of the United States relating to bankruptcy applied this designation bankrupt to others besides those engaged in trade.

  7. Relating to bankrupts and bankruptcy.
  8. Destitute of, or wholly wanting (something once possessed, or something one should possess).

    "Bankrupt in gratitude." Sheridan.

    Bankrupt law, a law by which the property of a person who is unable or unwilling to pay his debts may be taken and distributed to his creditors, and by which a person who has made a full surrender of his property, and is free from fraud, may be discharged from the legal obligation of his debts. See Insolvent, a.

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Bankrupt

BANK'RUPT, noun [Eng.rout, defeat. This

may signify bench-broken, or bank-broken; most probably the latter, referring to the fund or stock. The last syllable is the Latin ruptus contracted; Norm.roupt, rous, broken.]

1. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.

2. In a less technical sense, a trader who fails or becomes unable to pay his just debts; an insolvent trader. In strictness, no person but a trader can be a bankrupt Bankruptcy is applied to merchants and traders; insolvency, to other persons.

BANK'RUPT, adjective Having committed acts of bankruptcy; unable to pay just debts; insolvent.

BANK'RUPT, verb transitive To break one in trade; to make insolvent.

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