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Answer for the clue "The state of property that is in the hands of a receiver ", 12 letters:
receivership

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Receivership \Re*ceiv"er*ship\, n. The state or office of a receiver.

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
In law , receivership is the situation in which an institution or enterprise is being held by a receiver , a person "placed in the custodial responsibility for the property of others, including tangible and intangible assets and rights", especially in cases ...

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE administrative ▪ Airedale Holdings' banks put the company into administrative receivership and have taken control of its subsidiary, the kitchens retailer Magnet. ▪ I am unable to derive any assistance from the ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the state of property that is in the hands of a receiver; "the business is in receivership" 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 the office of a receiver ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context legal English) The office and duties of a receiver. 2 (context legal English) The state of being under the control of a receiver. 3 (context legal business English) A form trusteeship of bankruptcy administration in which a receiver is appointed ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 15c., "office of a receiver" (of public revenues), from receiver + -ship . As "condition of being under control of a receiver," 1884.

Usage examples of receivership.

Having mixed himself up in certain important matters in Spain with generals at that time in opposition, he had made the most of these connections to the Minister, who, in consideration of the place he had lost, promised him the Receivership at Sancerre, and then allowed him to pay for the appointment.

I take your money and I am forced into bankruptcy and my senior company into receivership, my note to you could not be in a preferred position.

Have you ever applied for bankruptcy or had a petition of involuntary receivership filed against you or been a director or responsible officer of any business, partnership, or corporation that has applied for reorganization under paragraph thirteen of Public Law Ninety-Seven of the California Confederacy Civil Code?

Two of them were placed in receivership, another liquidated completely, and the fourth was able to pull through by switching to the manufacture of tablecloths and American flags.

During the past decade the symphony orchestras of both Denver and San Diego have fought to recover from receivership.