receivership

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noun re·ceiv·er·ship \ri-ˈsē-vər-ˌship\

Definition of receivership

  1. 1 :  the office or function of a receiver

  2. 2 :  the state of being in the hands of a receiver

Examples of receivership in a Sentence

  1. Years of financial difficulty eventually placed the company into receivership.

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First Known Use of receivership

15th century


RECEIVERSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

receivership

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Definition of receivership for English Language Learners

  • law : the state of a business that has been placed under the control of a receiver because it is bankrupt


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receivership

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noun re·ceiv·er·ship \ri-ˈsē-vər-ˌship\

Legal Definition of receivership

  1. 1 :  the office or function of a receiver

  2. 2 :  a proceeding in which a receiver is appointed

  3. 3 :  the state of being in the hands of a receiver — compare bankruptcy


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