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liquidator

[lik-wi-dey-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who liquidates assets, especially one authorized to do so by a court of law.
  2. an official appointed by a court of law to direct the liquidation of a business.
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Origin of liquidator

First recorded in 1855–60; liquidate + -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for liquidator

liquidator

noun
  1. a person assigned to supervise the liquidation of a business concern and whose legal authorization, rights, and duties differ according to whether the liquidation is compulsory or voluntary
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Word Origin and History for liquidator

n.

1825, agent noun in Latin form from liquidate.

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