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bankruptcy
American English: /ˈbæŋkˌrəp(t)si/
British English: /ˈbaŋkrʌptsi/

Translation of bankruptcy in Spanish:

noun plural -cies

  • 1.1 uncountable and countable (of company) to file for bankruptcy
    presentar una solicitud de declaración de quiebra
    they went into bankruptcy in 1929
    quebraron en 1929
    Example sentences
    • During a recession, the increase in bankruptcies and the fall in asset prices shrink the asset bases of the banks.
    • The Enterprise Bill will help to reduce the stigma associated with honest failures, including bad-luck bankruptcies.
    • Most of the bankruptcies stemmed from excess debt and other problems exacerbated by the slowdown.
    1.2 uncountable (of policy) moral bankruptcy
    bancarrota (feminine) moral
    Example sentences
    • Her literary debut, The Grass Is Singing, exposed the moral bankruptcy of the white settler culture.
    • This type of moral and epistemic bankruptcy is now entrenched in the corporation's output.
    • The demons of hell are having a celebration, cheering the moral bankruptcy of our generation!

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