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After their divorce in 1996 she filed for bankruptcy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In 2012 it filed for bankruptcy. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The existing company, which declared bankruptcy two years ago, would struggle to survive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Last year her three-year-old company filed for bankruptcy protection in America. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The loosened bankruptcy laws are encouraging people to shed their obligations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These are the ones who will be turning up at the bankruptcy courts in the coming weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Unions need to agree to billions more in cost cuts if the group is to avoid bankruptcy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Others had pointed to the moral bankruptcy of capitalism. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)This week he was locked in talks with lenders to help rescue the airline from bankruptcy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The deal will help the troubled company to avoid bankruptcy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The bakery company declared bankruptcy last year and its assets are due to be auctioned next month. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Critics claimed the company moved to take advantage of easy bankruptcy laws. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The dispute is due to be settled by the bankruptcy court. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They do this in part to avoid costs of bankruptcy. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)How now to recover our financial and moral bankruptcy? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Only a bankruptcy court judge can undo those legacies. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is only as a last resort that lenders demand early repayment and force the company into bankruptcy. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The recent relaxation of the bankruptcy laws is thought to be one reason so many indebted people are using this escape route. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But it went into liquidation in October and the company filed for bankruptcy. The Sun (2013)Were this blanket ban to continue, it would certainly mean bankruptcy for some airlines. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you have a bankruptcy or two under your belt, you somehow have a badge of courage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A pastor filed for bankruptcy protection from her creditors. Christianity Today (2000)Britain's largest oil storage facility has been put up for sale after its troubled American owner filed for bankruptcy protection. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now they are exploiting the UK's more lenient bankruptcy regime to rid themselves of their debts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: bankruptcy NOUN
Bankruptcy is the state of being bankrupt.
It is the second airline in two months to file for bankruptcy.
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