- the condition of being in the hands of a receiver.
- the position or function of being a receiver in charge of administering the property of others.
Origin of receivership
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Examples from the Web for receivership
I am convinced by what I have read that the next thing I will hear is that Fox is in receivership!When Hollywood Flirted with Porn: 1969, ‘Myra Breckinridge,’ ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,’ & 20th Century Fox
February 1, 2014
All across the country, banks had failed, railroads had gone into receivership, farms had foreclosed, and jobs had disappeared.Welcome Back to the Gold Rush
April 28, 2011
It was during the receivership and there was no room for frills.The Daughter of a Magnate
Frank H. Spearman
I'll take the receivership and you'll be the receiver's attorney, of course.Otherwise Phyllis
The receivership at once adopted a vigorous policy of improvement.The Railroad Builders
Are you really going to spring the receivership on the Dunton people to-morrow?
Dunton can't stand for a receivership, and Chadwick knows it.
- the office or function of a receiver
- the condition of being administered by a receiver
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Word Origin and History for receivership
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