Legal or equitable proceeding in which a receiver is appointed for an insolvent corporation, partnership or individual to preserve its assets for benefit of affected parties. The state or condition of a corporation, partnership, financial institution, or individual over whom a receiver has been appointed for protection of its assets and for ultimate sale and distribution to creditors.
See also receiver
@ regulatory receivership
Receivership by a governmental agency; e.g., of an insolvent financial institution
See also receiver

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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