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EtymologyEdit

From earlier faillement, from Middle French faillement, from faillir (to fail, go bankrupt). The insertion of -iss- happened in Dutch as a hyperforeignism, and is not found in the French word.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fail‧lis‧se‧ment

NounEdit

faillissement n (plural faillissementen, diminutive faillissementje n)

  1. (law) A bankruptcy
  2. (figuratively) The demise, the undoing of ...

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