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

Examples of liquidator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choice Bank delegated significant activities to Payoneer during its relationship, according to a 2018 report filed by Choice Bank's liquidator. NBC News, "Secret documents reveal potential dark side of prepaid debit cards," 22 Sep. 2020 The US Supreme Court let the liquidator of Bernard Madoff’s investment firm press ahead with efforts to recoup $3 billion from European banks and other overseas investors., "Delta Dental to offer aid to subscribers and dentists hurt by pandemic," 2 June 2020 The company eventually canceled the bond buyback and liquidators were appointed. Denise Wee,, "‘Hidden’ Defaults Set to Soar as Recession Squeezes Companies," 10 May 2020 Gordon Brothers, a go-to retail industry liquidator, has estimated that as many as 25,000 stores and 100,000 restaurants could end up closing permanently this year as companies scrutinize store leases and locations and ditch the borderline ones. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Here’s why it takes so long for retailers to file for bankruptcy," 28 Apr. 2020 As operator of one of the country’s biggest liquidators, Bryant Riley has profited from what’s been called the retail apocalypse — the destruction of shops and big chains largely because of competition from online upstarts. Author: Laurence Darmiento, Anchorage Daily News, "Retail thought it was facing the apocalypse. Then came the coronavirus," 7 Apr. 2020 Civil matter: Highland Road An estate liquidator said Feb. 24 that a 68-year-old resident was selling things on the property without going through the liquidation process. cleveland, "Student’s computer confiscated after discovery of inappropriate photos: Mayfield Police Blotter," 27 Feb. 2020 No date has been provided of when Pier 1 stores will start to close, however, it is mentioned that a third-party liquidator will be handling the closings. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Add Pier 1 to List of Retailers That Will Have Store Closures," 8 Jan. 2020 At the time, ESL made an indicative offer, as did the liquidator groups. Lillian Rizzo, WSJ, "Sears Chairman Edward Lampert Makes Last-Minute Bid to Save Chain," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of liquidator

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of liquidator was circa 1828

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“Liquidator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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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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