liquidator

noun
liq·​ui·​da·​tor | \ˈli-kwə-ˌdā-tər \

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

The need for employees arose when existing workers left after a group that included liquidator Great American Group bought Bon-Ton in an auction in April. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bon-Ton Stores liquidator needs employees for the retailer's final summer in business," 11 June 2018 Tuesday it was bought by liquidators for $775.5 million. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Be MKE: Goodbye Boston Store, selfie-free zones and a new brewery opening," 18 Apr. 2018 The bankruptcy court, however, gave the liquidators until Aug. 31 to sell Bon-Ton's assets. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "About 40% of inventory has been sold so far in Bon-Ton's going-out-of-business sale," 29 June 2018 Following a 30-hour auction at a Delaware law office on Oct. 6, 2006, a liquidator bought Tower’s assets. Dale Kasler And Bob Shallit, sacbee, "Founder of Tower Records dies at 92 while drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars," 6 Mar. 2018 The liquidators who bought the assets of bankrupt Bon-Ton Stores Inc. wasted no time. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "As Boston Store liquidates, going-out-of-business posters replace window displays," 20 Apr. 2018 Robertson says many liquidators, particular those who manage sales of big chains, increase the prices to the manufacturers' suggested level and then take a discount. Anne D'innocenzio, chicagotribune.com, "Tips for navigating store liquidation sales," 21 Mar. 2018 Robertson says many liquidators, particular those who manage sales of big chains, increase the prices to the manufacturers' suggested level and then take a discount. Anne D'innocenzio, USA TODAY, "4 tips to navigating store liquidation sales," 21 Mar. 2018 USA TODAY Bon-Ton Stores, the corporate parent of several department store chains, has agreed to sell its assets to a group of debtholders and liquidators, likely setting the stage for going-out-of-business sales to start imminently. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Bon-Ton Stores closing: See list of Boston Store, Carson's, Younkers, Herberger's stores," 18 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'liquidator.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of liquidator

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about liquidator

Share liquidator

Statistics for liquidator

Last Updated

29 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for liquidator

The first known use of liquidator was circa 1828

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for liquidator

liquidator

noun
liq·​ui·​da·​tor | \ˈli-kwə-ˌdā-tər \

Legal Definition of liquidator 

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

More from Merriam-Webster on liquidator

See words that rhyme with liquidator

Comments on liquidator

What made you want to look up liquidator? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

obstinately defiant of authority

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!