Profligate Law and Legal Definition

Profligate is a word of varied meanings. It means:

  • immoral and shameless,
  • extremely wasteful or recklessly extravagant,
  • given over to dissipation or dissolute person.

A spendthrift is also called a profligate. Under the U.S. law the only remedy for a profligate is bankruptcy. Bankrupt persons are not allowed to form legally binding contracts. Bankruptcy laws deal with profligate persons.