Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of liquidating; the act of adjusting debts, or ascertaining their amount or the balance of them due.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of liquidating; the state of being liquidated.
  • noun (Law) to turn over to a trustee one's assets and accounts, in order that the several amounts of one's indebtedness may be authoritatively ascertained, and that the assets may be applied toward their discharge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of exchange of an asset of lesser liquidity with a more liquid one, such as cash.
  • noun The selling of the assets of a business as part of the process of dissolving the business.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of exterminating
  • noun termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
  • noun the murder of a competitor

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Examples

  • Mr. Antonucci, who pleaded guilty to fraud last week, including criminal charges about this transaction, changed the name of the assets to Park Avenue Property & Casualty Insurance Co., the company that is currently in liquidation in the court.

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  • "There was some short-term liquidation," said Tom Tucci , head of U.S. government bond trading in New York at primary dealer RBC Capital Markets LLC.

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  • If so, four or five years, I doubt Obama will be able to pull off the same hijinx and will probably just have to let them enter into a normal bankruptcy process which could very well result in liquidation whereby those UAW pensions are dropped onto the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

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  • "When the price and the open interest drop, that is called liquidation," Mr. Gero said.

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  • In 1981, when we went in liquidation, we were poised to become mainstream publishers.

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  • If so, four or five years, I doubt Obama will be able to pull off the same hijinx and will probably just have to let them enter into a normal bankruptcy process which could very well result in liquidation whereby those UAW pensions are dropped onto the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

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  • Mr. Antonucci, who pleaded guilty to fraud last week, including criminal charges about this transaction, changed the name of the assets to Park Avenue Property & Casualty Insurance Co., the company that is currently in liquidation in the court.

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  • Combined with customers who would steer clear of Detroit brands because of uncertainty surrounding maintenance warranties, a messy bankruptcy could have have kicked off a vicious downward spiral that could have ended in liquidation and enormous job losses.

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  • Fine purveyors of vibrating massage chairs and miniature plastic pinball tables, the liquidation is being handled by Gordon Brothers Retail Partners.

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  • “We are operating the Earth like it is a business in liquidation,” he says.

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