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 for bankruptcy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bankruptcy \Bank"rupt*cy\, n.; pl. Bankruptcies.
     1. The state of being actually or legally bankrupt.
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     2. The act or process of becoming a bankrupt.
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     3. Complete loss; -- followed by of.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a state of complete lack of some abstract property;
           "spiritual bankruptcy"; "moral bankruptcy"; "intellectual
      2: inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; "the
         company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to
         the failure of many banks" [syn: bankruptcy, failure]
      3: a legal process intended to insure equality among the
         creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "bankruptcy":
     bouncing check, breakage, breakdown, bust, collapse, crack-up,
     crash, crippling, damage, defeat, destruction, detriment,
     dilapidation, disablement, disrepair, encroachment, failure,
     futility, harm, hobbling, hurt, hurting, ill success, impairment,
     incapacitation, infringement, injury, inroad, insolvency,
     insufficient funds, kited check, losing game, loss, maiming,
     mayhem, mischief, mutilation, no go, nonaccomplishment, nonsuccess,
     overdraft, overdrawn account, receivership, ruination, ruinousness,
     sabotage, scathe, sickening, spoiling, successlessness, unsuccess,
     unsuccessfulness, uselessness, weakening

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