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v. liq·ui·dat·ed, liq·ui·dat·ing, liq·ui·dates
a. To pay off (a debt, claim, or obligation); settle.
b. To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
2. To convert (assets) into cash.
3. To eliminate, especially by killing.
1. To settle a debt, claim, or obligation.
2. To settle the affairs of a business or estate by disposing of its assets and liabilities.

[Late Latin liquidāre, liquidāt-, to melt, from Latin liquidus, liquid; see liquid.]

liq′ui·da′tion n.
liq′ui·da′tor n.


1. (Professions) a person assigned to supervise the liquidation of a business concern and whose legal authorization, rights, and duties differ according to whether the liquidation is compulsory or voluntary
2. (Commerce) a person assigned to supervise the liquidation of a business concern and whose legal authorization, rights, and duties differ according to whether the liquidation is compulsory or voluntary


(ˈlɪk wɪˌdeɪ tər)

1. a person who liquidates assets, esp. one authorized to do so by a court of law.
2. an official appointed by a court of law to direct the liquidation of a business.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liquidator - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)liquidator - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
assassin, assassinator, bravo - a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"
butcher - a brutal indiscriminate murderer
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
cutthroat - someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
fratricide - a person who murders their brother or sister
gun for hire, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, hit man, hitman, torpedo, triggerman, gun, shooter - a professional killer who uses a gun
hatchet man, iceman - a professional killer
infanticide - a person who murders an infant
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
mass murderer - a person who is responsible for the deaths of many victims in a single incident
murderess - a woman murderer
parricide - someone who kills his or her parent
ripper - a murderer who slashes the victims with a knife; "Jack the Ripper was probably a madman"
serial killer, serial murderer - someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval
2.liquidator - (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
fiduciary - a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary; "it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain"
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[ˈlɪkwɪdeɪtəʳ] Nliquidador(a) m/f


[ˈlɪkwɪdeɪtər] nliquidateur mliquid crystal ncristal/aux m liquideliquid crystal display naffichage m à cristaux liquides


nLiquidator m, → Abwickler m


[ˈlɪkwɪˌdeɪtəʳ] n (Fin) → liquidatore m


(ˈlikwid) adjective
able to flow; not solid, but not a gas. liquid nitrogen; The ice-cream has become liquid.
a substance which flows, like water. a clear liquid.
liquefy (ˈlikwifai) verb
to make or become liquid. The butter had liquefied in the heat.
ˈliquidate (-deit) verb
1. to close, and finish the affairs of (a business etc that has no money to continue).
2. to get rid of.
ˌliquiˈdation noun
ˈliquidator noun
ˈliquidize, ˈliquidise verb
to make (food etc) into a liquid or semi-liquid substance by grinding it up in a liquidizer.
ˈliquidizer, ˈliquidiser noun
an electrical device used in cookery to grind up food.
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I am no statesman," said the notary; "I see in a ruler a liquidator of society which should always remain in liquidation; he should hand over to his successor the exact value of the assets which he received.
ASIC today released its sixth annual report into the supervision of registered liquidators.
In a first reaction, Chris Iacovides, the special administrator of the FBME Cyprus branch, said that the Tanzanian authorities' move is likely to make matters worse for depositors as, should the Cypriot court appoint a liquidator, this may lead to a complicated legal battle between the Cypriot and Tanzanian liquidators.
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106A(2) of the Insolvency Rules 1986, notice is hereby given that Gary Paul Shankland and Nigel Geoffrey Atkinson, both of Begbies Traynor (Central) LLP, 31st Floor, 40 Bank Street, London E14 5NR, were appointed as Joint Liquidators of the Company on 30 April 2015, by the Secretary of State.
The Ice Dam Liquidators team is helping Boston property owners recover from these storms by offering professional ice dam removal and snow removal services.
I AM writing to call for any member of Canton Labour Club at September 30, 2009, who has not received any letters from the liquidators to contact us before December 14, 2012.
Struck off: Connelly CREDITORS ripped off by dodgy builder Stephen Connelly are still waiting for their money back - despite cash being returned to the liquidators.
Princeton Realty Group, LLC negotiated a 10-year, 6,000 s/f lease for Flooring Liquidators, a local business leader braced for transition to a national chain.
UK based MK Airlines Limited announced on Friday that it appointed John Alexander of Carter Baker Winter LLP and Stephen Katz of David Rubin & Partners LLP as joint liquidators of the airline on 7 October 2010.
Summary: The Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Ltd - in Liquidation (SIB), Nigel Hamilton-Smith and Peter Wastell of Vantis Business Recovery Services, wish to provide an update in relation to SIB.
00pm for the purposes of receiving the Liquidators account showing the manner in which the sign up has been conducted and the property of the Company has been disposed and of hearing any explanations which may be given by the Liquidator and also determining by Special Resolution, the manner in which the books, accounts and documents of the Company and of the Liquidator shall be disposed of.