• Destitute of, or wholly lacking (something once possessed, or something one should possess).

    "a morally bankrupt politician"

  • Having been legally declared insolvent.
  • In a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay one's debts.

    "a bankrupt merchant"


  • (Britain, law, obsolete) A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.
  • One who becomes unable to pay his or her debts; an insolvent person.


  • (transitive) To force into bankruptcy.

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