from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who liquidates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, liquidates.
  • n. An officer appointed to conduct the winding up of a company, to bring and defend actions and suits in its name, and to do all necessary acts on behalf of the company.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which liquidates or settles; specifically, in Great Britain, in com., an officer appointed to conduct the winding up of the affairs of a firm or company, to bring and defend actions and suits in its name, and to do all necessary acts on behalf of the firm or company: called a receiver in the United States.

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

  • n. a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
  • n. (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties


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