Webster 1913 Edition
solvens, p. pr. of
Having the power of dissolving; dissolving;“The solvent body.”
Able or sufficient to pay all just debts;
solventmerchant; the estate is
A substance (usually liquid) suitable for, or employed in, solution, or in dissolving something;
as, water is the appropriate
solventof most salts, alcohol of resins, ether of fats, and mercury or acids of metals, etc.
That which resolves;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Having the power of dissolving; as a solvent body.
2.Able to pay all just debts. The merchant is solvent.
3.Sufficient to pay all just debts. The estate is solvent.