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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The office or function of a person appointed usually by a court of equity jurisdiction to take charge of and conserve property that is the subject of litigation, to administer it under the supervision of the court as its agent, and to apply, manage, and d

Usage examples (36)
  • The business is in receivership
  • Any bank not too big to fail would have been in receivership months ago.
  • Making a profit and not falling into government receivership is now unconstitutional.
  • He said he could not place an SDI in receivership because it could cause 100 banks to fail. for more
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