As much as he hated to admit it, Darkyn wasn't one to wait to claim debts owed him.
The debts amounted to double the value of the property.
Thus a nation which has to choose between bankruptcy and the repudiation of its debts is on the horns of a dilemma.
He did not know at all how much he had, what his debts amounted to, or what dowry he could give Vera.
"If he manages the business properly he will be able to pay off all his debts," said the militia officer, speaking of Rostov.
He'd thought to ask Darkyn about any debts owed but not about any future debts.
The debts of the two nations resulted largely from this one cause.
Debts do not, as a general rule, carry interest, but such an obligation may arise either by agreement or by mercantile usage or by statute.
The development of the art of war, and the growth of a systematic taxation, are two debts which medieval Europe also owed to the Crusades.
In addition to the indebtedness of the national government, the individual states have also incurred funded debts of their own.
The man was responsible for debts contracted by his wife, even before her marriage, as well as for his own; but he could use her as a mancipium.
A powerful but not disinterested ally was found in the king's uncle, Agesilaus, who hoped to rid himself of his debts without losing his vast estates.
The abolition of debts was carried into effect, but the land distribution was put off by Agesilaus on various pretexts.
In April 1294 the younger Bruce had permission to visit Ireland for a year and a half, and as a further mark of Edward's favour a respite of all debts owing by him to the exchequer.
Now debts are discharged in the first instance by vouchers.
Wesley had at first to take charge of the contributions, but as they grew larger he appointed stewards to receive the money, to pay debts, and to relieve the needy.
Both provinces and municipalities are forbidden by the constitution to contract debts without a coincident provision of permanent revenue for their settlement.
The Finance Bill provides that these debts are to be paid out of supplementary credits.
He retired into private life, heavily burdened with debts incurred during his tenure of office and narrowly escaping arrest even before he quitted Whitehall.
Nicholas accepted thirty thousand rubles offered him by his brother-in- law Bezukhov to pay off debts he regarded as genuinely due for value received.
However, there was a speedy reaction against the oppositon which had in no small measure been inspired by fear of a requirement that debts be paid in gold and silver.
His debts were enormous, and in 1675 he resolved to make over to his creditors all his income except twenty thousand livres, and, as he said, to "live for" them.
The state of the count's affairs became quite obvious a month after his death, surprising everyone by the immense total of small debts the existence of which no one had suspected.
Bankruptcy is an issue for many people trying to face debts from past years.
Efforts to hasten this development have created some serious financial and industrial crises, and have burdened the country with heavy debts and taxes.