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liquidation

[lik-wi-dey-shuh n] /ˌlɪk wɪˈdeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the process of realizing upon assets and of discharging liabilities in concluding the affairs of a business, estate, etc.
2.
the process of converting securities or commodities into cash.
3.
the state of being liquidated:
an estate in liquidation.
Origin of liquidation
1565-1575
1565-75; liquidate + -ion
Related forms
nonliquidation, noun
preliquidation, noun
reliquidation, noun
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Examples from the web for liquidation
  • In particular, it imagines how its expanded powers under the newly established non-bank liquidation authority would have helped.
  • It suspended operations that day and went into closure and liquidation the next month.
  • As everything spun out of control, everyone wanted out: a full liquidation.
  • If that does not work, they may go into liquidation.
  • Funds will also be allowed to suspend withdrawals if they break the buck, to allow for more orderly liquidation.
  • Worse, firms that default are likelier to end up in full liquidation.
  • They sold as many of their best players as they could last month and are still teetering on the edge of liquidation.
  • And that is absolutely the case for automakers, which are worth next to nothing in liquidation.
  • The company's brief statement offered no reason for the liquidation.
  • Courtesy notices of liquidation provide informal, advanced notice of the liquidation date and are not required by statute.
British Dictionary definitions for liquidation

liquidation

/ˌlɪkwɪˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
  1. the process of terminating the affairs of a business firm, etc, by realizing its assets to discharge its liabilities
  2. the state of a business firm, etc, having its affairs so terminated (esp in the phrase to go into liquidation)
2.
destruction; elimination
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Word Origin and History for liquidation
n.

1570s, noun of action from Late Latin liquidare (see liquidate); originally as a legal term in reference to assets; of inconvenient groups of persons, 1925 in communist writings.

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liquidation in Culture

liquidation definition


The conversion of the assets of a firm into cash, often just before the firm goes out of business.

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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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