bank|rupt|cy «BANGK ruhpt see, -ruhp-», noun, plural -cies.
1. bankrupt condition: »

When his business failed he went into bankruptcy.

2. Figurative. utter wreck, ruin, or loss (of any good quality): »

A general bankruptcy of reputation in both parties (Edmund Burke).

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