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Category: Z

ZOMBIE

A company that is insolvent but continues to operate. This is done before restructuring or a bail out occur.

Z SCORE

The probability of bankruptcy. It is based on five financial ratios.

Z TABLE

an early mortality table which showed the actual mortality experienced by those insured by major insurers between 1925 and 1934.

ZAIBATSU

A japanese congromerate with one company taking control. It has been banned since the mid 1940s and is replaced by keiretsu.

ZAITECH

The final speculation of a japanese company to boost nonoperating income.

ZANJA

Span. A water ditch or artificial canal, and particularly one used for pur- fiposes of irrigation. See Pico y. Colimas, 32 U Cal. 578.

ZANJERO

Span. A water commissioner or superintendent, or supervisor of an ir-Prigation system. See Pico v. Colimas, 32 Cal. 578.

ZEAXOT

This word is commonly taken in a bad sense, as denoting a separatist from _the Church of England, or a fanatic. Brown.

ZEALOUS WITNESS

An untechnical term denoting a witness, on the trial of a cause,who manifests a partiality for the side calling him, and an eager readiness to D tellanything which he thinks may be

ZEIB

O. Sc. Year. “Zeir and day.” Bell.

ZOLL-VEREIN

A union of Germanstates for uniformity of customs, established in 1819. It continued until the unificationof the German empire, including Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Baden, Hesse-Cassel, Brunswick, and Meckienburg-Strelitz, and all intermediate

ZYGOCEPHALUM

In the civil law. A measure or quantity of land. Nov. 17, c. 8. Asmuch land as a yoke of oxen could plow in a day. Calvin.

ZYGOSTATES

In the civil law. A weigher; an officer who held or looked to thebalance in weighing money between buyer and seller; an officer appointed to determinecontroversies about the weight of money. Spelman.

ZYTHUM

Lat. A liquor or beverage made of wheat or barley. Dig. 33, 6, 9, pr.

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