(a) [U] state of being bankrupt 破产（的状况）
*[attrib 作定语] in the bankruptcy court 在破产审理法庭.
(b) [C] instance of this 破产
*Ten bankruptcies were recorded in this town last year. 去年这个城镇有十起破产事件.
n plural bankruptcies [U and C]
the state of being unable to pay your debts
= insolvency In 1999 it was revealed that he was close to bankruptcy. When inflation rises, so do bankruptcies.[U]
a total lack of a particular good quality the moral bankruptcy of terrorism