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

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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 The group of liquidators and creditors who bought Bon-Ton out of bankruptcy for almost $800 million in an auction that ended Tuesday and was approved by a judge Wednesday are wasting no time in winding down the retailer. Paul Gores, USA TODAY, "Liquidation sale at 212 Boston Store, Bon-Ton, Younkers stores starts Friday," 19 Apr. 2018

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circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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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

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