Definition of Receivership

1. Noun. The state of property that is in the hands of a receiver. "The business is in receivership"

Generic synonyms: State
Derivative terms: Receiver

2. Noun. A court action that places property under the control of a receiver during litigation so that it can be preserved for the benefit of all.
Generic synonyms: Legal Proceeding, Proceeding, Proceedings
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Receiver

3. Noun. The office of a receiver.
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot
Derivative terms: Receiver

Definition of Receivership

1. n. The state or office of a receiver.

Definition of Receivership

1. Noun. (legal) The office and duties of a receiver. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The state of being under the control of a receiver. ¹

3. Noun. (legal business) A form trusteeship of bankruptcy administration in which a receiver is appointed to run the company for the benefit of the creditors. ¹

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Definition of Receivership

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Receivership

receiver-creditor relation
receiver cell
receiver operating characteristic
receiver operating characteristic curve
receivership (current term)
receiving blanket
receiving blankets
receiving line
receiving lines
receiving reservoir
receiving reservoirs
receiving set
receiving system

Literary usage of Receivership

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"At the same time, the evidence appears to show that the sums so borrowed were applied directly to pay the expenses of the receivership, repairs, supplies, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"receivership and Trusteeships as Acts of Bankruptcy.— So now, secondly, for a debtor, being insolvent, to apply for a receiver 01 trustee of his property, ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law and Procedure of Receivers: With Forms; Being a by Henry Gabriel Tardy, John Wilson Smith (1920)
"A receiver of one court may maintain a suit on behalf of the receivership in another court where permission has been obtained and the court has jurisdiction ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"and the receivership is afterwards discharged and the road again turned over to the company, then the company is liable for torts during the receivership to ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Receivers as Applicable to Individuals by William Atkinson Alderson (1905)
"Of Intervening Proceedings — Seeking Relief in the receivership Suit — Independent Actions.— One of the reasons assigned to support the rule requiring the ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Corporate Bonds and Mortgages: Being the 3d Edition by Leonard Augustus Jones (1907)
"In determining what is to be classed as a railway receivership, ... Consequently, in such a receivership, no preferential liens could be declared.12' § 607. ..."

7. The Law of Receiverships: As Established and Applied in the United States by John Wilson Smith (1897)
"Claims against receivership funds. (a) Receiver disinterested as between ... Claims against receivership funds. The claims presented to a receiver for ..."

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