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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


O. Sc. Year. “Zeir and day.” Bell.


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


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.


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.


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

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