- to settle or pay (a debt): to liquidate a claim.
- to reduce (accounts) to order; determine the amount of (indebtedness or damages).
- to convert (inventory, securities, or other assets) into cash.
- to get rid of, especially by killing: to liquidate the enemies of the regime.
- to break up or do away with: to liquidate a partnership.
- to liquidate debts or accounts; go into liquidation.
Origin of liquidate
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Related Words for unliquidatedoutstanding, delinquent, overdue, unpaid, unsettled, payable, scheduled, owed, expected, owing, mature, IOU, collectible, due, unliquidated, chargeable, receivable, unsatisfied
Examples from the Web for unliquidated
Historical Examples of unliquidated
Most of the unliquidated obligations result from transactions booked during the war years.
This left 141 billion dollars in unobligated authorizations and unliquidated obligations.
The difference is between what is called a liquidated and an unliquidated claim.Commercial Law
Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
If the amount of a claim is unliquidated the act sets forth the mode of proceeding.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman
Albert Sidney Bolles
- to settle or pay off (a debt, claim, etc)
- to determine by litigation or agreement the amount of (damages, indebtedness, etc)
- to terminate the operations of (a commercial firm, bankrupt estate, etc) by assessment of liabilities and appropriation of assets for their settlement
- (of a commercial firm, etc) to terminate operations in this manner
- (tr) to convert (assets) into cash
- (tr) to eliminate or kill
1570s, "to reduce to order, to set out clearly" (of accounts), from Late Latin or Medieval Latin liquidatus, past participle of liquidare "to melt, make liquid or clear, clarify," from Latin liquidus (see liquid). Sense of "clear away" (a debt) first recorded 1755. The meaning "wipe out, kill" is from 1924, possibly from Russian likvidirovat. Related: Liquidated; liquidating.