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Not discharged:‘an undischarged bankrupt’‘an undischarged gun’
unsettled, outstanding, unresolved, unattended to, due, overdue, owing, owed, receivable, to be paid, payable, undischarged, in arrears, in the redView synonyms
- ‘However, he applied for bankruptcy in 1993 and remains, at this time, an undischarged bankrupt.’
- ‘Beset by financial troubles (including a spell in prison for borrowing money while an undischarged bankrupt), he remained an incorrigible optimist.’
- ‘In evidence, he described his family and circumstances and admitted to being an undischarged bankrupt.’
- ‘For example, someone who has been a discharged or undischarged bankrupt cannot be an intermediary, etc.’
- ‘It is a fact that Mr Winter knew that Mr Bulfin was an undischarged bankrupt.’
- ‘Watmuff launched on a final business venture despite being banned from being a company director as an undischarged bankrupt.’
- ‘The younger the child, the fewer resources she has to protect herself, resulting in a greater amount of undischarged energy.’
- ‘An undischarged bankrupt who set up another company that later went bust with debts of almost £250,000 has walked free from court.’
- ‘In reality, although the three companies were made out to be separate entities, they were simply one business under the common control of an undischarged bankrupt.’
- ‘The taxmen seem to have said that significant benefits will accrue to bank customers who declare undischarged tax liabilities before an investigation begins.’
- ‘We were told ‘many of us are carrying around between five and twenty pounds of mucus and undischarged debris in our colons’.’
- ‘Cecil and Charlotte now live together in Halifax, but the undischarged resentment and sorrow of a recent tragedy have isolated them from one another.’
- ‘Watt was assigned into bankruptcy in 1998; he has not been discharged yet and therefore remains an undischarged bankrupt.’
- ‘We do offer business current accounts, without borrowing to all customers (apart from undischarged bankrupts and where there is evidence of deliberate fraud) irrespective of their credit standing.’
- ‘Also ineligible are undischarged bankrupts, lunatics, and anyone who has been sentenced to more than three months' imprisonment over the previous five years, or convicted of illegal electoral practices.’
- ‘However, after initial success the under-capitalized business failed and Henry, as an undischarged bankrupt, could no longer own a business.’
- ‘At the end of the third year, I was an undischarged bankrupt.’
- ‘Lagan is an undischarged bankrupt in Northern Ireland.’
- ‘Thus, he was an undischarged bankrupt when the writs were issued and when he obtained the default judgments.’
- ‘This deactivates any remaining undischarged cells.’
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