liquidator

[ lik-wi-dey-ter ]
/ ˈlɪk wɪˌdeɪ tər /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. liquid-crystal display,
  2. liquid-liquid chromatography,
  3. liquidambar,
  4. liquidate,
  5. liquidation,
  6. liquidity,
  7. liquidity event,
  8. liquidity preference,
  9. liquidity ratio,
  10. liquidize

Origin of liquidator

First recorded in 1855–60; liquidate + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for liquidator

liquidator

/ (ˈlɪkwɪˌdeɪtə) /

noun

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

liquidator

n.

1825, agent noun in Latin form from liquidate.

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