liq·​ui·​da·​tor | \ ˈli-kwə-ˌdā-tər How to pronounce liquidator (audio) \

Definition of liquidator

: one that liquidates especially : an individual appointed by law to liquidate assets

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The company made the announcement in a short press release from liquidators Gordon Brothers and Hilco Merchant Resources. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Women's plus-sized retailer Avenue closing all its stores, including 30 in Texas," 14 Aug. 2019 Among other tasks, the liquidators built the sarcophagus in a startlingly fast 206 days, using 400,000 cubic meters of concrete and 16 million pounds of steel. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Chernobyl's Historic Sarcophagus to Be Dismantled," 7 Aug. 2019 Rita Braver visits liquidators who process and resell goods that are just as good as new, or even newer. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (July 28): The Money Issue," 25 July 2019 According to liquidator Grant Thornton Limited, the festival that was abruptly nixed days before it was set to begin owes around 200 creditors, with the largest debts owed to contractors Taurus Site Services and ticketer Eventbrite. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Organizers for Canceled Canadian Music Festival Roxodus File for Bankruptcy," 19 July 2019 There’s even an Israeli law that gives the liquidators rights to public housing, a one-time grant and medical treatment in a special facility. Josefin Dolsten,, "Former lawmaker hopes HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ spurs change in Israel," 26 June 2019 Just so there’s no confusion— the story of the liquidators is real. Eric Todisco,, "GoFundMe Started to Rescue Stray Animals Still Affected by the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster," 12 June 2019 Some stores sell their inventory to a third-party liquidator who oversees the actual closing sale. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "‘Liquidation sale’ doesn’t necessarily mean discounts, and other tips for shopping closeouts," 11 June 2019 Those animals were later exterminated by liquidators., "How Chernobyl, the Biggest Nuclear Disaster in History, Still Affects Ukraine 33 Years Later," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of liquidator

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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liq·​ui·​da·​tor | \ ˈli-kwə-ˌdā-tər How to pronounce liquidator (audio) \

Legal Definition of liquidator

: one that liquidates especially : an individual appointed by law to liquidate assets — compare receiver

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