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receivership

[ri-see-ver-ship] /rɪˈsi vərˌʃɪp/
noun, Law.
1.
the condition of being in the hands of a receiver.
2.
the position or function of being a receiver in charge of administering the property of others.
Origin of receivership
1475-1485
First recorded in 1475-85; receiver + -ship
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  • 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 Meredith Nicholson
  • The receivership at once adopted a vigorous policy of improvement.

  • Are you really going to spring the receivership on the Dunton people to-morrow?

    The Wreckers Francis Lynde
  • Dunton can't stand for a receivership, and Chadwick knows it.

    The Wreckers Francis Lynde
  • "Then there is nothing for it but a receivership," was Raymer's gloomy decision.

    The Price Francis Lynde
  • They'll get them through a receivership, and after the panic's all over.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • The receivership has been giving you enough to do; and the game, after all, is a hard one.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for receivership

receivership

/rɪˈsiːvəʃɪp/
noun (law)
1.
the office or function of a receiver
2.
the condition of being administered by a receiver
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Word Origin and History for receivership
n.

late 15c., "office of a receiver" (of public revenues), from receiver + -ship. As "condition of being under control of a receiver," 1884.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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