A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.
- Law A debtor that, upon voluntary petition or one invoked by the debtor's creditors, is judged legally insolvent. The debtor's remaining property is then administered for the creditors or is distributed among them.
- A person who is totally lacking in a specified resource or quality: an intellectual bankrupt.
- Having been legally declared financially insolvent.
- Financially ruined; impoverished.
- Depleted of valuable qualities or characteristics: a morally and ethically bankrupt politician.
- Totally depleted; destitute: was bankrupt of new ideas.
- Being in a ruined state: a bankrupt foreign policy.
- To cause to become financially bankrupt.
- To ruin: an administration that bankrupted its credibility by seeking to manipulate the news.