a person who liquidates assets, especially one authorized to do so by a court of law.
an official appointed by a court of law to direct the liquidation of a business.

Origin of liquidator

First recorded in 1855–60; liquidate + -or2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

1825, agent noun in Latin form from liquidate.

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