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liq·ui·date

 (lĭk′wĭ-dāt′)
v. liq·ui·dat·ed, liq·ui·dat·ing, liq·ui·dates
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
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.

liquidator

(ˈlɪkwɪˌdeɪtə)
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

liq•ui•da•tor

(ˈlɪk wɪˌdeɪ tər)

n.
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.
[1855–60]
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"
Translations
مُصَفٍّ قَضائي، مأمور التَّصْفِيَه
-kalikvidátor
likvidator
felszámolólikvidátor
skiptastjóri
likvidátor

liquidator

[ˈlɪkwɪdeɪtəʳ] Nliquidador(a) m/f

liquidator

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

liquidator

nLiquidator m, → Abwickler m

liquidator

[ˈlɪkwɪˌdeɪtəʳ] n (Fin) → liquidatore m

liquid

(ˈlikwid) adjective
able to flow; not solid, but not a gas. liquid nitrogen; The ice-cream has become liquid.
noun
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."
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Following the appointment of the Joint Provisional Liquidators, Sean determined that his role as an independent non-executive director would serve no further legal or fiduciary purpose in the interests of creditors or other stakeholders," Abraaj said in a statement.
DUBAI -- Abraaj Holdings Limited has announced that a court in Cayman Islands on Monday appointed Simon Conway of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Corporate Finance and Recovery Limited and Michael Jervis and Mohammed Farzadi of PwC as joint provisional liquidators of Abraaj Holdings.
DUBAI/LAHORE -- Dubai-based Abraaj Holdings said on Tuesday a court in the Cayman Islands has ordered to appoint PwC as provisional liquidators of Abraaj Holdings and Deloitte as provisional liquidators of Abraaj Investment Management Ltd.
Kudakwashe Abraaj had filed a petition in the Cayman Islands last week, asking the court to appoint provisional liquidators Abraaj Holdings said a court in the Cayman Islands ordered to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as provisional liquidators of Abraaj Holdings and Deloitte as provisional liquidators of Abraaj Investment Management Ltd reported, Zawya.