insolvency practitioner

insolvency practitioner inˈsolvency pracˌtitioner noun [countable] ACCOUNTING LAW
in Britain, a person or organization that can by law act for a company that is declaring itself to be insolvent (= unable to pay its debts):

• The company consulted an insolvency practitioner and ceased trading three weeks later.

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insolvency practitioner UK US noun [C]
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING, LAW in the UK, a person or company that is legally able to help a company or organization that does not have enough money to pay debts, buy goods, etc.: »

The insolvency practitioner handling my affairs says I must sell our home in order to pay off the company debts.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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