solvency
sol·ven·cy /'säl-vən-sē/ n: the quality or state of being solvent

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

solvency
The term is applied to a range of corporate issues. A company in liquidation is not solvent unless the directors can declare that it can pay all creditors within twelve months. A company is commonly assumed to be solvent if the value of the company's assets is more than its liabilities, taking account of contingent and future claims or that it will generate sufficient surplus revenue from its operations to make up the deficit.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


solvency
1) Having sufficient funds or other assets to pay debts.
2) Having more assets than liabilities (debts). Compare: insolvency
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Bankruptcy
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


solvency
n. The ability to pay one's debts as they come due or as they mature. Implied is the ownership of property of adequate value to secure those debts, should the need arise.
See also insolvency.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


solvency
The ability of an individual to pay his or her debts as they mature in the normal and ordinary course of business, or the financial condition of owning property of sufficient value to discharge all of one's debts.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


solvency
The ability of an individual to pay his or her debts as they mature in the normal and ordinary course of business, or the financial condition of owning property of sufficient value to discharge all of one's debts.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

solvency
n.
   1) having sufficient funds or other assets to pay debts.
   2) having more assets than liabilities (debts). The contrast is "insolvency," which may be a basis for filing a petition in bankruptcy.
   See also: bankruptcy, insolvency

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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