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Which phrase did the word bankruptcy originate from?

The term "bankruptcy" comes from an Italian phrase which means "broken bench." 

Banca rotta

Banca rotta

If you guessed "banca rotta" you are correct! 

The term bankruptcy comes from the Italian word for broken bench. In medieval Italy, when a money lender couldn't pay their debts, their bench would be physically broken to symbolize their inability to continue lending. This practice evolved into the modern concept of bankruptcy.

banc bristi

banc bristi

Banc Bristi is the Celtic word for broken bench. 

gebrochene bank

gebrochene bank

Gebrochene Bank is the German word for broken bench. 

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