[1913 Webster] A debt or demand is liquidated whenever the amount due is agreed on by the parties, or fixed by the operation of law. (Law) To determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness); or, where there is an indebtedness to more than one person, to determine the precise amount of (each indebtedness); to make the amount of (an indebtedness) clear and certain. S.), annihilate, exterminate, bump off (slang), rub out (U.
Liquidation is the process of bringing a business to an end and distributing its assets to claimants.
Once the process is complete, the business is dissolved.
Liquidation maybe voluntary (where the company is solvent but where the purposes for which it was set up have been achieved or no longer exist) or compulsory (usually where the company is insolvent).
The function of a liquidator is to convert the assets of the company into cash, which is then distributed among the creditors to pay off (so far as possible) the debts of the company. loss severity fell for most property types, the overall loss severity (including all resolution types) actually increased for multifamily (250 bps), office (170 bps) and hotel properties (1020 bps), while retail (980 bps), healthcare (3680 bps)and other (930 bps)property type loss severity fell in 2005.
Any transaction that offsets or closes out a long or short position. Liquidation also refers to a situation in which a company ceases operations and sells as many assets as it can; the company uses the cash to repay debt and, if possible, shareholders.