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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"
مُصَفٍّ قَضائي، مأمور التَّصْفِيَه


[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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
Section 80 of the Companies (Guernsey) Laws 1994 as amended provides that any transfer of a company's shares after the commencement of a voluntary winding up, other than a transfer made to or with the sanction of the liquidator, is void.
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.
The liquidator of Co Waterford-based Cappoquin Chickens was given permission by the High Court to stay open after it emerged a group of breeders who supply the firm may buy it.
ASIC will cancel the registration of liquidator Avitus Thomas (Tom) Fernandez following a successful application to the disciplinary body, the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board (CALDB).
NICK Dargan, the accountant who headed up the administration of the now defunct ITV Digital, is understood to have ruled out his accountancy firm, Deloitte & Touche, as liquidator for the broadcaster.
The Federal Court today indicated that Melbourne liquidator Andrew Leonard Dunner should be prohibited from being registered as a liquidator for 5 years following ASIC action.
Aztec Music Pty Ltd Liquidator appointed: Shane Cremin of Rodgers Reidy
IN THE MATTER OF THE JEAN SCENE (IRELAND) LIMITED (IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION) AND IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACTS 1963 to 2013 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 273 of the Companies Act 1963, that a meeting of the Creditors of the above named Company will be held at One Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 on 11 May 2015 at 10:45 am for the purpose of having laid before the meeting by the Liquidator an account of his acts and dealings and if thought fit, passing the following resolutions: Resolutions: "That the Liquidator's account for the period to the Final Meeting be approved.
A letter from liquidator Donald McKinnon, of Wylie and Bisset, warned claimants they hadn't supplied all the necessary paperwork.
The report from PWC Joint Liquidator Rob Hunt said: "Significant claims in excess of the values listed in the directors' Statement of Affairs have been received and are still being adjudicated upon, and many potential claims from the UK and overseas have not been received.
But liquidator Mr Christopher Morris, of Deloitte & Touche, could not promise how much or when the dividends would be paid.